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Stream Leaders Explorer Camp at Stony Creek Metropark

July 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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One event on July 16, 2021 at 1:00pm

Join the Clinton River Watershed Council and interpreters from Lake St. Clair Metropark Nature Center for this free outdoor education program! This program will train families and kids on how to perform science and data collection at home or in their community.

This camp is be split into four stations: At the bug station, we will search for and collect river critters from Stony Creek! Benthic macroinvertebrates, otherwise known as aquatic “bugs” are easy to collect and identify and help us determine the water quality of where they are found. At the chemical station, we use simple tests to test for water quality parameters such as pH, dissolved oxygen, and nitrates. During the physical station, we will measure the width, depth, and flow of the creek, as well as investigate how things like surrounding land use can affect water quality. Lastly, families will take a guided hike to explore the unique river floodplain habitat at Stony Creek Metropark. We’ll search for park wildlife and make note of what we find along the way!

The program is free, but there will be Stream Leaders explorer packs available for purchase. These are intended to be used to collect water quality data in and around your community.

Ages 10 and up.

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free!

Location: Stony Creek Metropark, Nature Center

To register please click on the link, https://forms.gle/mrKYsnqQ8zJw15Ne6.

For questions call 586-781-9113.

Details

Date:
July 16
Time:
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Park

Stony Creek Metropark
4300 Main Park Road
Shelby Township, 48316 United States
Phone:
(586) 781-4242
Website:
http://www.metroparks.com/parks/stony-creek-metropark/