PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS
help fill in the big picture on stream health" Oregonian
article. (Nov 15, 2006).
appearing in the Metro section of the Oregonian. Discusses the
program from the perspective of Westview High School students involved
in fall data collection.
Clackamas River Basin Council Stevens River-Watch Award. (2005).
River-Watch Award is the Clackamas River Basin Council's way of recognizing efforts that have been
made in the last year to achieve a healthy watershed.
of Student Versus Agency Monitoring"
Presented by Torrey Lindbo at the 6th National Volunteer Monitoring
Conference, April 2000 in Austin, TX
presentation published in Proceedings (EPA 841-R-01-001). Presentation was
given in a session on Student Volunteers Taking Action.
That Work: Science Professional Development. (1998). Columbus, OH:
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
The U.S. Department of
Education funds the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) to collect
teaching materials for K-12 math and science educators and disseminate
information about quality programs to teachers. The ENC recognized
and featured SWRP and our web site in their winter 2002 newsletter
entitled By Your Own
Design: A Teacher's Professional Learning Guide (Volume 9, Number 1,
- Tualatin Riverkeepers'
First Annual Green Heron Awards, May 22, 1999
Youth/School Group Award
The Green Heron Awards
are the Tualatin Riverkeepers' way of recognizing efforts that have been
made in the last year to achieve a healthy watershed. Winners of these
awards have made exceptional contributions in the past year to protect
or restore the Tualatin River, its tributaries and/or the watershed as a
whole. SWRP was awarded the Green Heron Award in the youth/school group
category for its commitment towards educating students in monitoring
water quality and biological integrity of local streams. By partnering
with universities and government agencies, SWRP has elevated the quality
of data collected by students beyond that of a typical science class,
with the goal of making data useful for watershed decision making. The
project started in the Tualatin Basin and continues to grow there and
elsewhere in Oregon. SWRP builds skills that are highly valued in the
Science Inquiry Standards of the Oregon Department of Education. More
importantly, it builds knowledgeable citizens and enthusiastic advocates
for the future health of local aquatic ecosystems.
Student Watershed Research Project is one of just 26 educational
programs selected from a pool of 500 nationwide for a new book that
highlights successful efforts to enhance education in the middle grades.
"Each of these programs has the potential to improve not only
teachers' content knowledge but also the content-specific pedagogical
process and student achievement," said Joellen Killion, project
director for "What works in the Middle: Results-Based Staff
Development," published by the National Staff Development Council.
Other sources of information on this project include Top-notch programs
for middle schools, by Joan Richardson, published in April 1999 issue of
"Results"; and Ideas That Work Science Professional
Development, published by Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for
Mathematics and Science Education.
Ecosystems (journal), October/November 1998
The Student Watershed Research Project (SWRP): Collecting Watershed
Data for Use by Resource Management Agencies
By Deborah J. Lev, Stacy L. Renfro, D. Torrey Lindbo, Wes Jarrell,
Jane Blair, Steve Andrews and Lin Howell
Urban Ecosystems is an
international journal devoted to scientific investigations of the
ecology of urban environments and related policy implications. The
article was first presented by the original program directors to
"Urban Ecosystems" at a conference discussing the original
goals of the Student Watershed Research Project. The article discussed
if the program impacted any changes in educational attitudes of teachers
and students and in the collection of accurate data by program
participants. The current article juxtaposes those goals and processes
that were established by the project's founders against the project's
subsequent success and evolution. The article provides an in-depth
examination that could be a great resource for groups interested in
starting their own volunteer-staffed monitoring programs.
Natural Resources Managers with High Quality, Student-Collected
Watershed Health Data"
Presented by Stacy Renfro, Wes Jarrell and Torrey Lindbo at the
American Geophysical Union 1998 Spring meeting
Abstract for a
presentation at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 1998 Spring
meeting. Presentation was in the category Merging K-12, Environmental
Education and Volunteer Monitoring. The AGU purpose is advancing
progress in the earth, atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic and space and