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! This program is for anyone working with youth, from Izaak Walton League chapters to after-school programs and summer camps. Get started now:

  • Download. Use the resources on the right to plan activities for your young learners.
  • Watch. Visit our YouTube Channel for stream monitoring how-to videos as well as demonstrations of Creek Freaks activities. 
  • Attend a training. The Izaak Walton League offers comprehensive training for the Save Our Streams monitoring protocol, which is the main component of the Creek Freaks curriculum. See upcoming trainings or request a workshop.
  • Contribute. Citizen scientists – even young ones – can collect valuable data about water quality. After leading your group on a stream monitoring trip, add your observations to the Clean Water Hub, where neighbors and policymakers will be able to learn from them!

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

Before leading your group on a stream monitoring trip, download these forms for recording your observations.