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>Science In The Name of Fun

> Volunteer Coordinator Will Ridlehoover braves the clark fork in the name of science! Adversity often inspires ingenuity. At least it did with Will and I on the Clark Fork last Sunday. Our weekly Stream Team outing focused on a section of the river just down-stream from the Madison Street bridge, and as with any […]


>Our Favorite Photos

> The photo is one of my favorites. At no more than 5 years old, clad in blue corduroys and a striped red shirt, I stand off balance on the rocky shore and focus on counting the skips my carefully selected stone makes across the river. Just one skip. Behind me, on an upside down […]


>Bitterroot River Field Trip

> Last week, WEN had a great time leading students from C.S. Porter to the Bitterroot River. We taught them all about the biological, physical, and chemical aspects of their nearby river. Take a look at the day through this video courtesy of Clinton Begley!


>Miller Creek Field Trip

>  Ever wonder what it is like to be at the river with WEN? Now you can feel like you are at the river’s edge with us by watching this great video by WEN’s AmeriCorps member Clinton Begley. Miller Creek Field Trip


>Liam Wood Fly Fishers and River Guardians

> WEN has created a new crop of fly fishers and river guardians! Everyday from August 15th to 19th, WEN had the opportunity to teach high school students more about river stewardship through the social lens of fly fishing. It was great to see them in one week learn about the responsibility that comes with […]


>River Poems

> In the past two weeks, WEN taught a Words with Wings summer camp session where students learned about the history of the Clark Fork River. Then they reflected on what they had learned and wrote some wonderful poems! Read some selections below: Kitty Galloway, WEN’s program coordinator (left) and Lynne Dickman  (middle)from Ice Age […]


>Boy Scouts at SKC!

>  This past WEN led the Boy Scouts on an adventure to learn about aquatic macroinvertebrates around Salish Kootenai College. Check out our pictures! Huston Thompson and Deb Fassncacht led the aquaticmacroinvertebrate station Students play the Macroinvertebrate Mayham game Students learn how their bug should move as a part of theMacroinvertebrate Mayham game Huston Thompson […]


>WEN heads to Victor School to teach about Groundwater

> Like others before it, the early morning began with coffee. I sipped it slowly as we loaded the car. We had a large plastic model town called an Enviroscape, a groundwater flow model, and equipment to help 30 6th grades at Victor School build their own aquifer. Kitty, the Program director, and Hillary, WEN’s […]


>WEN is now offering summer day camps!

> The Watershed Education Network is excited to announce that we are now offering summer day camps! River Explorers (ages 8-14): June 20-24 (M-F) 1-5 pm $150 Does your child enjoy creative time outside? During this camp, we will spend the week exploring Missoula‚Äôs riverside environments. Activities will include guided observations, field journaling, storytelling, art […]


>Have you noticed something different about the Prairie?

> Sussex School is working hard at the John Pierce Native Plant Prairie! This past Wednesday they continued weeding the area of invasives and began planting native plants. Come by and see the progress they have made in between the WEN office and the river trail!    For more information about the Sussex School project […]