Streamside Stormwater Field Day Receives Funding

Published:
August 17, 2018
Category:
General
Contact:
Kim Lancaster - 270-393-3642
Location:
Bowling Green, KY
Streamside Stormwater Field Day Receives Funding

The City of Bowling Green and Warren County Stormwater Management Programs were recently awarded $10,000 from the General Motors Global Corporate Giving program for their annual Streamside Stormwater Field Day Program.

The City of Bowling Green and Warren County Stormwater Management Programs were recently awarded $10,000 from the General Motors Global Corporate Giving program for their annual Streamside Stormwater Field Day Program.

This is the second year that the program has been funded by GM Global Corporate Giving. The Streamside Stormwater Field Day Program is an intensive 1 or 2 part workshop conducted with elementary and middle grades students that focuses on local water resources and how human activities impact water resources. 

While Part 1 of the program takes place in a classroom, Part 2 is an in-stream activity for the kids and staff.  Held at a local stream were teachers and students are able to wade, they participate in a number of field activities each led by a practicing professional in the field.  Each station operates for approximately 25 minutes.  Stations include basic water chemistry and physical indicators; benthic macroinvertebrate collection methods, identification, and tolerance indices; fish collection, identification, and tolerance indices; riparian vegetation and tree identification; soils properties; karst features and local geologic knowledge primer; basic drinking and wastewater treatment concepts; and a game centered around understanding the impact of non-point source pollutions on aquatic plants and animals.

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