Sense of Wonder: Stream Monitoring
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” - Rachel Carson
During the summer whilst playing in the stream with my son, we met a lovely woman walking her dog. Turns out that she is in charge of stream monitoring for the town. She asked if Satch would like to help out at the next one. He was thrilled.
We received a call in the Fall and joyfully said YES! It was a wonder-FULL experience.
Recording the stream temperature...
Capturing critters to assess the health of the stream
Identifying the critters
Recording and counting...a healthy stream!