4H Stream Team

4-H Youth Collaboration

The 4-H Stream Program trains youth to conduct scientific investigations about streams across the Commonwealth, determining if these waters are healthy.

Kentucky Watershed Watch samplers are strongly encouraged to contact their county Cooperative Extension offices about assisting with the 4H Stream Team where there is interest.

Team leaders guide local middle school to high school-age youth through a series of water-related lessons and hands-on activities.  Generally, these lessons are recommended for monthly Stream Team meetings. 

As part of the activities, youth collect and assess water quality indicators in their chosen stream. Teams are encouraged to develop a community service project that helps address any issues or concerns identified through their sampling efforts.

Training materials, videos and other resources are available on the Kentucky 4H Stream Team webpage.  Find out more by clicking here.