Our hands-on stream monitoring field trip program is usually offered to schools as part of our Floating Classroom field trip, but can also be delivered separately to schools and other organizations. Students will sample for macroinvertebrates in the stream and learn what these insects can tell us about stream health. They will learn about watersheds and why streams are important to the health of Lake George. Contact us for more information or to schedule a program.
Interested in a stream monitoring program?
- Available May through October.
- Group size: maximum 30 (Other activities may be able to be arranged to accommodate a larger group)
- Length: approximately 2 hours
- Location: Come to us at the Lake George Recreation Center or we can come to schools or camps that have a stream or pond on the property.
- The program takes place completely outdoors. At the Lake George Recreation Center, the students will take a short walk on a trail through the woods where they will then sample for macroinvertebrates in the stream. Boots are provided to share in order to sample the stream; however dressing for the possibility of getting wet and hiking are encouraged.
Stream monitoring program content
- See our Floating Classroom field trip page for program content details and alignment with NYS learning standards.