The Upstream Project

Upper Deschutes Watershed Council


Grade:  Kindergarten to 12th grade
Length:  1-2 days
Location: Deschutes River, Metolius River, Whychus Ceek, Tumalo Creek, or Little Deschutes River
Cost:  Free
Audience:  Deschutes County
Standards: LS1.C, LS2.C, LS3.A, LS4.C, LS4.D, ESS2.A, ESS2.C, ESS3.A, ESS3.C (varies by grade)



  • To develop an informed sense of place and engaged sense of stewardship for rivers and streams in Central Oregon



Students will learn about our local rivers and streams through hands-on educational activities in art, science, writing, and exploration.  Streamside learning activities include macroinvertebrate sampling, water quality testing, riparian surveys, stream habitat studies, native fish lessons, and place-based art and writing.


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Or email Kolleen Miller at [email protected].