Stream Table Workshop for Educators

The Stream Table set up for a demonstration.

Thursday, March 14
3:45 – 6:30pm
at the Bellows Falls Middle School

Cost: Free
Pre-Registration Required
To Register: #802-689-3024 or windhamcountynrcd@gmail.com

The Saxtons River Watershed Collaborative and the Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District (WCNRCD) is offering a workshop for educators to learn about rivers through the use of a stream table. This interactive tool is a perfect way to engage students and the public in river science, engineering, and the geosciences.

The Stream Table simulates river processes with remarkable accuracy. It demonstrates basic principles of river behavior, subtle channel morphology, and sediment transport processes. 

At the workshop, educators will engage with a Vermont State Watershed Coordinator on river dynamics, learn how to operate the stream table, and come away with ideas on how to integrate it into the classroom. A middle-school based curriculum packet of lessons will be given to each participant. The stream table is an effective educational tool for all ages. After this training, the WCNRCD offers its stream table for use through a rental program to schools and educational groups.

This workshop is funded in part through a Vermont Watershed Grant and a Grassroots GROW Grant.