Rivers Track


Riverkeeper For A Day!
Grades: 4-9
Contact: Education Coordinator, Anna
Students will be able to address the following questions: What indicators and characteristics do Milwaukee Riverkeeper scientists and volunteers look for when testing water in the field? Why? What equipment do they use? Why is dissolved oxygen so important? How about pH or turbidity? What happens if too much salt gets into our rivers? Too much phosphorus? Students will use our equipment to test their own water samples and become a Riverkeeper for the day.
Points: 20
Rivers, Water Cycle & Quality

Riveredge Nature Center Field Experiences
Grades: K3-8
Apply online: http://www.riveredgenaturecenter.org/schoolprograms/school-program-application/
Whether in your classroom or in ours, Riveredge Nature Center has something for every class to study and explore the natural world around you. Our 380-acre natural sanctuary is the perfect place to study life that lives in ponds, rivers, prairies and forests.
Points: 30
Tracks: Lakes, Rivers, Watersheds, Water Cycle & Quality, Stormwater & Green Infrastructure

My Favorite River Critter
Grades: 1-3
The main goal of the "My Favorite River Critter" activity is to get students to recognize that there are animals in the river that depend on clean water. The program can be completed indoors or outside on the school grounds and will take approximately 45-minutes to complete.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to recognize animals that live in the river. Students will be able to match a predator to its prey. Students will be able to describe what a river critter needs to survive. 
This activity is best suited for classrooms that are located near a creek or river. Can be adapted for lakes.
Points: 10
Tracks: Rivers, Life Cycles, Adaptations

Milwaukee Community Map
Grades: 5-12
Contact: Michael Timm, Milwaukee Water Stories Program Manager
The Milwaukee Community Map is a free interactive map using Google Earth to share, explore, and create Milwaukee’s community water stories. The map hosts Water Stories, featuring local groups making a difference in our city’s collective water story; Basemaps, featuring geographic areas like watersheds, the sewer service area, and historic waterways; and Deeper Dives, featuring animated thematic tours. Click here to schedule a classroom discussion led by Reflo’s Milwaukee Water Stories program manager Michael Timm.
Points: 20
Tracks: Rivers, Watersheds, Stormwater & Green Infrastructure

Augmented Reality (AR) Waterscape Table
Contact: Michael Timm, Milwaukee Water Stories Program Manager
The Augmented Reality (AR) Waterscape Table, created by the nonprofit Reflo – Sustainable Water Solutions, is a versatile and dynamic mobile venue that will be available for schools to rent in 2019. Toggle the table through three engagement modes: Sandbox, Map, and Game. Sandbox mode projects an interactive contour map onto a sandbox—complete with flowing digital water. Map mode projects the Milwaukee Community Map in Google Earth. Game mode features the MKE Waterscape Game, where five players role-play through scenarios inspired by Milwaukee’s water history. Click here to put your school on the list for the 2019 rental schedule.
Points: 100
Tracks: Rivers, Watersheds, Stormwater & Green Infrastructure