Introduction to the Rock Pack Experiment

September 23, 2017, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM UTC-6 Free!
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Introduction to the Rock Pack Experiment

September 23, 2017 , 8:00 AM 5:00 PM UTC-6

Brachycentrus caddisfly larva in Neversink River, New York.
  • When: Saturday, September 23, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Where: Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
  • Audience: Elementary, middle, and high school teachers, and environmental educators
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 13

Join Tara Muenz, Assistant Director of Education, and Lindsey Albertson, Ph.D., Montana State University researcher and Stroud Center alumna, for a free hands-on workshop, complete with materials for you to take home.

The Rock Pack Experiment is a fun, hands-on research tool for students of all ages that demonstrates the connections between our actions on land and life in streams. Rock Pack promotes interdisciplinary watershed education by allowing students to conduct and design their own experiments and apply their knowledge to protect local watersheds.

During this workshop, participants will receive an overview of stream ecology, geomorphology, and animals as ecosystem engineers. Getting our boots in the water, we’ll examine and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates that live within rock packs from a local stream and in the lab. We’ll also give you great tools, teaching activities, and ideas to incorporate the workshop content into your own classroom or educational programs!

At the workshop you will receive:

  • Rock Pack kit giveaways.
  • Tour of MSU’s ecology labs.
  • Hands-on experience deploying Rock Packs in a stream.
  • Training in macroinvertebrate identification.
  • Fun teaching techniques to use in your classroom and community.
  • One-on-one with the experts!

REGISTER by Wednesday, September 13!

Come learn about the Rock Pack Network to study YOUR local streams. This workshop is for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, and environmental educators. The workshop is free, provides continuing education credits for a nominal fee, and will be held at Montana State University.


September 23, 2017
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM UTC-6
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