Trout Unlimited STREAM Girls Program

May 21, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT Free
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Trout Unlimited STREAM Girls Program

May 21 , 8:00 AM 3:00 PM EDT

Two girls wearing waders record stream study data in notebooks.
  • When: Saturday, May 21, 2021, 8 a.m. โ€“ 3 p.m. *Optional extended fishing hour 3 โ€“ 4 p.m.
  • Where: Meet in morning at Stroud Water Research Center (map below), and travel in the afternoon to the fishing ponds of Anson B. Nixon Park (405 N Walnut Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348). Participants are responsible for their own transportation from the Stroud Center to the park, which is located approximately 10 minutes away. 
  • Who: Middle school *girls who are in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade during the 2021-22 school year. *Girls include cis girls, trans youth, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, and/or all youth who experience girlhood as part of their journey.
  • Cost: FREE for youth participants and adult chaperones. Registration required for youth participants and adult chaperones.

Registration is REQUIRED for both youth participants and adult chaperones (parents, caregivers, troop leaders). Walk-in participants are not permitted due to COVID-19 safety and a limited number of seats.

Volunteers play an essential role in the success of a STREAM Girls program. If you wish to volunteer for the Fly-Tying and/or Fly-Casting/Fishing components of this program (volunteers not accepted for any other activities), please complete the Volunteer Sign-Up below. To best protect and serve our youth audiences, the Stroud Center education department requires all volunteers to submit this interest form and attend a mandatory 1-2-hour Volunteer Orientation before they participate in our STREAM Girls programs.

Calling middle school girls, including Girl Scout Cadettes, Scouts BSA members, and non-Scouts alike, local to southcentral and southeastern Pennsylvania! Join Stroud Water Research Center and Trout Unlimited this spring for STREAM Girls, an outdoor watershed experience that combines science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) with recreational fly-fishing to empower today’s girls to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Spend the morning discovering wriggling stream bugs, learning the art of fly-tying, and exploring freshwater habitats studied year-round by real scientists. Then, travel to a public fishing spot at a local park to learn fly-casting from master anglers and, fingers and fins crossed, hopefully catch a live fish!

Participants will have a one-hour break between the morning and afternoon to eat a bagged lunch and travel from the Stroud Center to Anson B. Nixon Park approximately 10 minutes away. Transportation and lunch are NOT provided and are the participant’s responsibility.

Program includes all loaner gear needed throughout the program, a STREAM Girls Field Notebook, a STREAM Girls Patch (gender-neutral STREAM Keepers Patch also available), and a Stroud Center Education Programs Patch. 

Questions? Please contact 

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

๐Ÿ’ง Except for use of indoor restroom facilities, program will take place entirely outdoors in streamside forests, under pavilions, and at other outdoor locations that allow for physical distancing.
๐Ÿ’ง Face masks with proper fit (over the nose, chin, and cheeks) are REQUIRED when entering the building to use restroom facilities.
๐Ÿ’ง Face masks are currently OPTIONAL during outdoor program activities, but this may shift based on COVID-19 surges in the best interest and safety of all participants. Registrants will be alerted to any changes to masking requirements by email approximately one week before the program.
๐Ÿ’ง All participants are asked to maintain 6 feet of physical distancing whenever possible.
๐Ÿ’ง Participants are asked not to attend the program if feeling any combination of atypical symptoms, including but not limited to fatigue, coughing, sore throat, fever, chills, etc.
๐Ÿ’ง Independent use of the campus, including unguided use of trails for hiking, is NOT permitted at this time.
๐Ÿ’ง Participants should bring a bagged lunch from home with a “pack-in, pack-out” approach; please pack out all waste that you came with due to COVID-19.

Program Partners

Valley Forge Trout Unlimited logo
Donegal Trout Unlimited logo
Trout Unlimited Pennsylvania Council logo
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission logo
Stroud Water Research Center logo, black text with dark blue waves

Stroud Water Research Center

970 Spencer Road
Avondale, PA 19311 United States
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