Salida Stream Explorers
Join us to learn about the river and its ecology!
Instructors from GARNA and Collegiate Peaks Chapter of Trout Unlimited will connect kids to the river in our backyard! Students completing all sessions will receive a Trout Unlimited Youth Membership!
September 16th, September 23rd, September 30th, October 7th
9:00am to 12:00pm – All Days Except October 7th
9:00am to 2:00pm – October 7th
GARNA & Collegiate Peaks Chapter of Trout Unlimited, in partnership with Salida Parks & Recreation are teaming up for another year of Stream Explorers to connect youth to the river in their backyard. This four class program is open to middle school youth who are rising 5th – 8th graders. Participants will discover the secret lives of creatures that live in the river, perform aquatic behavior experiments, gain experience with fly casting, and learn to tie their own flies.
Class 1: Intro to Stream Conservation. Investigate aquatic invertebrates through experiments in the classroom and surveying in the Arkansas.
Class 2: Research fish including their anatomy, stressors, and habitat.
Class 3: Fly tying, intro to fly rods, and casting activities.
Class 4: Fishing Trip, Location TBD