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The 4-H Stream Program is designed to train youth as citizen scientists who are able to conduct scientific investigations about streams across the Commonwealth, determining if these waters are healthy. This program is a collaboration between Watershed Watch in Kentucky, Kentucky Division of Water, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, Jackson Purchase Foundation, Inc., and University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment departments of 4-H Youth Development and Entomology. Initial funding for the 4-H Stream Team Program was provided by the Kentucky Colonels Good Works Program.

Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts: mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity.  This program fosters mastery by increasing environmental literacy, belonging by interacting and connecting with adults and youth with similar interests, independence by practicing leadership skills and independent thinking, and generosity by designing and completing a community service project.  Contact your county extension office for more information (link)


Leader's Guide (currently being piloted)

Additional Resources 

PowerPoint slides* to accompany Stream Team Leader's Guide:

*The PowerPoint slides provide additional information for leaders and/or can be used with youth to help them better understand the content. 


*To receive a Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide, you must attend a 6-hour educator workshop. Contact the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education for information on upcoming WET educator workshops available in your area. 


Publications and Informational Handouts:




State Contact:  Ashley Osborne || 859-218-0986