the lower fox river watershed monitoring program    
University of Wisconsin Green Bay
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Goals and Objectives

The school-based program improves student, teacher and community understanding and stewardship of watersheds and land use impacts on water quality and stream ecosystems. Specific objectives are to:
  • Strengthen student and teacher knowledge and understanding of land use impacts on water quality and stream ecosystems;
  • Enhance teacher capacity to teach watershed science by providing hands-on training in water quality and biological indicator monitoring techniques and data interpretation;
  • Develop a long-term watershed integrity database that helps users understand changes over time and contributes to improved watershed management strategies;
  • Provide ongoing opportunities for high school students and teachers to engage in hands-on science and to interact with other students, university scientists, resource managers and community professionals.