2021 Virtual Student Research Symposium

The 2021 Creek Connections Student Research Symposium has gone virtual. Find it here: https://sites.google.com/allegheny.edu/creek21symposium

Start with a welcome from our director, then go to the keynote speaker, William Tolliver, Jr. You can then check out the student projects from 15 of our participating schools. Leave them a comment! Teachers and students can visit the activities section for fun ways to put learning to action. The Ecocareer Explorations has short videos from professionals from a variety of careers as well as some about their organizations. Have questions after watching the videos? Ask it through the form on the bottom. The Environmental Organizations page lists all those who contributed to the symposium. We want to thank everyone involved. Especially you! Our funders are listed on the bottom of every page. We certainly couldn’t do any of this without their support.

Student Feedback on Creek Connections

Teacher, please have your students complete BOTH the before and after project feedback forms. This is valuable information required by our funders and important for shaping the work we do. We are always striving to improve our program and to stay relevant to your curriculum and objectives.

Student responses are confidential. If student name is provided, it will only be used to provide teacher with the information. Name will not be associated with answers.


BEFORE Feedback – online form

BEFORE Feedback – paper form 2 per page, print and cut to save paper (please send completed copies to Creek Connections)


AFTER Feedback – online form

AFTER Feedback – paper form (please send completed copies to Creek Connections)

RAIL Project – do more with Macroinvertebrates

Keith Piccard from Grand Valley State University in Michigan participates in Creek Connections with 6th graders at Allendale Public Schools.  He and his colleagues have developed the Riparian Integrated Learning Project (RAIL) that uses macroinvertebrate data you collect at your stream.  Find the information, datasheets and more on the website:  https://sites.google.com/a/apsfalcons.net/rail/home

How-to videos by Keith Piccard and Emily Utting on YouTube

Pigeon Creek & Pigeon River Data Spreadsheets on Google Sheets