The integration of SWRP into science curriculum
challenges students to study, interpret, and communicate site characteristics
and existing water quality characteristics while collecting data on water
chemistry, microbiology, vegetation, macroinvertebrates, wildlife, and stream
habitat parameters at accessible sites along targeted tributaries. Field data
collection occurs during October and April providing data for both high and low
seasonal flows. The SWRP program has helped many teachers meet state, federal,
and local standards for education.