Water Action Volunteers in the field

Curriculum Resources and Contacts

The following resources are listed in the Exploring Streams: Stream Monitoring Curriculum Guide. We will attempt to keep links up to date. If you find any that are broken, please let us know!


Water Action Volunteers Program Coordinator
Peggy Compton

Training Videos

All of the training videos associated with this curriculum except the E. coli monitoring video are posted in English and in Spanish at:

The E. coli monitoring video is available here. (74 MB .wmv file)

Potential Field Trip Assistants

UW-Madison Biocore Outreach Amabassadors Program
Serving the greater Madison area
Contact Program Advisor Michelle Harris at, 608-262-7363 or Program Instructor, Seth McGee at, 608-262-6189

UW-Stevens Point American Water Resources Association Student Chapter
Serving the Stevens Point area
Contact ot 715-346-4617

Wisconsin Curricula

Climate Change: A Wisconsin Activity Guide - Grades 7-12

Educating Young People About Water Curricula Database (includes links to over 150 water curricula)

Give Water a Hand Action Guide: A Youth Program for Environmental Education

Hook, Line & Thinker: An Angler's Perspective on Life Sciences and Related Social Issues - Grades 7-12 - Contact Theresa Stabo, Aquatic Resources Educator at 608-266-2272

Wisconsin Project WET

Wisconsin Project WILD Aquatic

Other Educational Resources

Build a Bug Activity, Utah 4H

Citizens Monitoring Bacteria Manual

Field Manual for Water Quality Monitoring, by Mark Mitchell. Available from
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company (ISBN#: 978-0-7575-5546-6).

Holding onto the GREEN Zone: A Youth Program for the Study and
Stewardship of Community Riparian Areas

National Project WET

National Project WILD Aquatic

Stream Side Science: Lesson Plans and Water Related Activities for Utah 9th
Grade Earth Systems Science

University of Arizona GLOBE's description of the Hach dissolved oxygen kit chemistry

Other Resources
U.S. Geological Survey topographical maps

U.S. Geological Survey "Topographic Map Symbols" brochure

NRCS How to read a topographical map and delineate a watershed

3M Petrifilm E. coli coliform count plates and spreaders

Micrology Labs (for 1 mL droppers and 30 mL bottles for E. coli monitoring)

Teacher-Provided Resources

Menomonie Middle School teachers Eric Plantenberg and Paul Verdon created a wiki that is chock full of information about how they implement stream monitoring with their students. >>Check it out!

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