Creek Freaks

  • Want to start an outdoor education program but don’t know where to start?
  • Looking for hands-on activities for your class or youth program?
  • Looking for a way to share your love of the outdoors with kids in your community?

Creek Freaks could be the answer! The Izaak Walton League can offer you several ways to get started:

  • Materials. Download the curriculum and extension activities from this page and post stream monitoring data to our Clean Water Hub.
  • Attend a training. The Izaak Walton League offers comprehensive training on all the hands-on indoor and stream monitoring activities for the Creek Freaks program. 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 Creek Freaks curriculum. Visit our Clean Water Workshops page for information about upcoming trainings or to request a workshop.
  • Monitoring How-To Videos. Visit our YouTube Channel for stream monitoring how-to videos as well as demonstrations of Creek Freaks activities. 

This program is great for anyone working with youth, from Izaak Walton League chapters to after-school programs and summer camps.

This program is a partnership of the Izaak Walton League of America, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, and U.S. Forest Service.



Download these resources to get started with Creek Freaks activities:

Data Forms

Got data? Make it count! 

Share your stream monitoring data through the Clean Water Hub, where neighbors and policymakers can find it!

Clean Water Hub how-to