StreamWebs is Oregon Sea Grant's online watershed database and stewardship application, designed to provide classrooms with the tools they need to conduct authentic, hands-on watershed monitoring and restoration projects. StreamWebs offers teachers a path to bridge field experiences back to the classroom using StreamWebs' data input and analysis tools and compare their data with other schools across Oregon.
Reserving Educator Kits
There are a number of watershed-related education kits available for two-week checkout, at no charge, through the OSU Extension Service, Benton County office. You can see a list of the kits, along with descriptions, here.
To check the availability of a kit or to reserve one, call the OSU Extension Service, Benton County office, at 541-766-6750. You will need to pick up your kit(s) at the Extension Service office, which is located in the Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis (next to the Ashbrook Independent School).
- StreamWebs Website - a dynamic networking platform that links students with locally based hands-on watershed stewardship projects and provides a multimedia showcase for their project and data reports.
- HMSC Marine Education Programs - Oregon Sea Grant's marine educators, based at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, offer a variety of marine science learning programs for young people and those who teach them. Teachers and homeschool parents can pick from our selection of hands-on classes to meet educational goals, or register groups for our popular Career Day and Homeschool Day programs in the spring and fall. The Visitor Center is also an important resource for science teachers, offering top-quality professional development opportunities and curricula to expand their science knowledge and teaching skills.
- Watershed and Invasive Species Education Program - WISE offers teacher trainings, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) based curriculum, and on-going teacher engagement in a community for learning and teaching about aquatic invasive species and other emerging watershed issues. Since starting in 2007, WISE has trained more than 70 teachers and reached more than 4,500 students, together, they have completed more than 50 watershed stewardship projects. Their WISE Blog and Invasive Species 101 page offer resources by and for educators and their students.