Creek Freaks Program Leaders Training
August 7-8, 2010
Izaak Walton League – Charles E. Piersall Chapter
4205 Fort Caspar Road · Casper, Wyoming 82604
Have you always wanted to start an outdoor education program but don’t know where to start? Are you looking for exciting hands-on activities for an existing youth program? Have you been looking for a way to share your love of the outdoors with kids in your community? We have the answer – attend the Creek Freaks Program Leaders training!
Creek Freaks are middle school students making a splash to help the environment. Each session takes students outside to explore local streams and learn how healthy trees, shrubs, and grasses protect clean water and wildlife. Students are then empowered as local stream experts and are encouraged to continue advocating for and working to improve water quality.
Following the workshop, you will be qualified to:
- Connect children with nature using streams as living classrooms.
- Volunteer with the Izaak Walton League’s Creek Freaks Program in Casper to run activities after school and on weekends for local youth.
- Set up a Creek Freaks program for your own organization. We suggest you bring several volunteers or staff from your organization to the workshop for training.
- Incorporate exciting hands-on stream exploration activities whenever you engage middle school students in stream studies or other outdoor education programs.
The training will include a basic overview of stream ecology, guidance on how to manage the logistics of conducting on-going youth programs, and hands-on training in conducting activities from the Holding Onto the GREEN Zone Action Guide.
This program is a partnership of the Izaak Walton League of America, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service.
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