Appreciation Day Event-Youth Education

The first Little Plover River Appreciation Day was held in May 2007 and it has become a very successful annual educational event.

Every May the Friends of the Little Plover River host 140 fourth grade students from the nearby Roosevelt and Plover/Whiting Elementary Schools.  Students walk to the Little Plover River Park and bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy before the afternoon's hands on activities.

While at the Park, students participate in activities that have water conservation, educational and recreational themes.  Each student is given a "Passport" to be stamped at every station plus a bag to hold items such as Little Plover River buttons, tree seedlings, fishing lures and handouts.

The students, in groups of 20, walk the park trails along the River, stopping at seven stations, including:

  • Fly Tying

  • Fly Casting

  • Water Conservation

  • Trout Shocking/Viewing

  • Would You Drink This Water?

  • Stream Flow Monitoring and Macroinvertebrate Viewing

  • The Incredible Journey

  • Aquatic Invasives

    Every year, students have made and written thank you "cards" which are greatly appreciated and read by event volunteers.

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