Education Spotlight: Creek Days
Students in kindergarten through 12th grade, across our service region, get outside and discover the importance of clean water for all living things on Creek Days. Students participate in macroinvertebrate hunts, perform chemical tests, and complete habitat surveys to determine the health of their waterways. Creek Days are designed to help participants learn the ways humans impact their local watersheds and students often take action by participating in litter cleanups of their school grounds.
Student learning extends beyond creek days with classroom pre- and post-lessons focused on water quality. BGGS leads lessons such as stream erosion investigations, modeling watersheds and their topography, and exploring the interconnectedness of ecosystems. All lessons are aligned to Kentucky Academic Standards and offer hands-on student engagement.