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WVDEP partners with Trout Unlimited and Girl Scouts of America to promote STREAM Girl Patch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Project Water Education for Teachers (WET) is partnering with Trout Unlimited and the Black Diamond Girls Scouts to hold an event to help girl scouts receive their STREAM patch Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ritter Park in Huntington.

Trout Unlimited partnered with Girl Scouts of America to create the new patch, which stands for Science, Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Arts, and Math. This watershed experience combines STEM training with recreation and arts to explore a local stream.

A total of 15 girl scouts troops will attend the event, and complete stations that include a STREAM Walk, fly casting, macro-invertebrate surveys, fly tying, and STREAM Stations and bracelets to earn their patches.

For more information on the event or on the STREAM Girls program, visit: https://www.tu.org/conservation/outreach-education/headwaters-youth-program/stream-girls/.

For more WVDEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov.

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