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SOS: Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education Save Our Streams by Kathy Woodard www.people.virginia.edu/~sos-iwla/Stream-Study/StreamStudyHomePage/StreamStudy.HTML

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What is Save Our Streams? Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education A Biological Stream Monitoring Program Student and group part volunteers: Get prepared in macroinvertebrate recognizable proof Monitor a stream 4 times each year Send results to the SOS database

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Why Save Our Streams? Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education Learn more about stream nature Discover how clean your stream is Share your information with others Take activity to keep your watershed clean

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SOS and SOLs Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education You can instruct numerous Virginia SOLs through the SOS program: Kindergarten: K.1, K.6 1 st grade: 1.1, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8 2 nd grade: 2.1, 2.4, 2.5 3 rd grade: 3.1, 3.6, 3.9, 3.10 4 th grade: 4.1, 4.5, 4.8 5 th grade: 5.1 6 th grade: 6.1, 6.8, 6.9, 6.11 Life Science: LS1, LS4, LS5, LS7, LS10, LS11, LS12 Earth Science: ES1, ES7, ES9 Biology: BIO1, BIO3, BIO7, BIO9 For points of interest on the SOLs recorded above visit http://www.pen.k12.va.us/go/Sols/science.html .

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Steps to Get Started Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education 1. Pick preparing or an ensured screen 2. Find a Stream Site 3. Survey Safety Procedures 4. Gather Macroinvertebrates 5. Recognize Macroinvertebrates 6. Record Data to Determine Stream Health You Are Ready to Save Our Streams

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1. Pick: Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education or a Training Certified Monitor Set up a 3-4 hour instructional meeting. In Virginia contact Carol Harlow of SOS at: 540-377-6179, or creeks63@hotmail.com. LEEP has volunteers who are now guaranteed. Contact Kathy Woodard at: 540-872-2897, or woodard_kathy@hotmail.com Or visit www.sosva.com and pick "Strategies"

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2. Find a Stream Site Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education Find a stream in your general vicinity utilizing maps. Visit mapquest.com , or call Va. Dept. of Mineral Resources 804-951-6340 to arrange $4 topographic maps. Approach the landowner for authorization. Your region office will have maps that show who claims the area.

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3. Survey Safety Procedures Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education Bring a medical aid unit One grown-up for each six youngsters under 18 Work just in great climate Do not chip away at steep slants or rapids Never drink stream water Do not handle sharp protests or broken glass Stay with the gathering & wash hands when done Never put hands or feet where you can\'t see Watch out for snakes and other natural life Modified from Conducting a Stream Cleanup – A How To Manual , VA DCR

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4. Gather Macroinvertebrates Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education Gather water creepy crawlies and shellfish with nets or sifters. Rub rocks to evacuate bugs. Keep in holders loaded with water, so you can return them to the stream later.

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5. Recognize Macroinvertebrates Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education Which bug it is safe to say that this is? Click on your answer: You might need to rehearse with the online distinguishing proof key accessible at www.people.virginia.edu/~sos-iwla/Stream-Study Print a field guide from www.sosva.com/bugidcard.doc to use at the stream. Exploratory drawings from www.people.virginia.edu/~sos-iwla

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Mayfly Larva Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education Try Again No, sad! Mayfly Larva are exceptionally touchy to contamination. That implies in the event that you had discovered one you would know your water quality was magnificent, in light of the fact that they can just get by in clean water.

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Dragonfly Larva Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education Continue Yes, extraordinary perception! Dragonfly Larva are to some degree touchy to contamination. They can get by in clean, or tolerably dirtied water. In any event you know your water is not extremely dirtied. To check whether it is perfect or tolerably contaminated you would need to recognize alternate macroinvertebrates you found.

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Leech Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education Try Again No, sad! Parasites are not touchy to contamination. They can make due in clean, tolerably contaminated, or exceptionally dirtied water. So you would need to see what different macroinvertebrates you found to decide your water quality.

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6. Record Data to Determine Stream Health Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education 6 4 1 State of the York Watershed 2000 Data frames accessible at www.sosva.com/methods.htm or http://www.people.virginia.edu/~sos-iwla/Stream-Study/Methods/Form.HTML 11

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You Are Ready to Save Our Streams! Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education

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Works Cited Lessons from the Bay Virginia Department of Education Mills, B. & S. Condition of the York Watershed 2000. VA DCR. Leading a Stream Cleanup – A How To Manual. www.people.virginia.edu/~sos-iwla /Stream-Study www.mapquest.com www.sosva.com www.pen.k12.va.us/go/Sols/science.html

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