Kids in the Creek News

2019 Field Days »

Submitted December 20th, 2018

The 2019 Kids in the Creek Field Days will be Sept 25-27 (Wed-Fri) at the Entiat National Fish Hatchery

2018 Field Days »

Submitted April 2nd, 2018

May 8-10 – this is the last spring for this program

Also Sept 25-27 – Kids in the Creek will be a fall program starting in 2018

Media Fact Sheet

For Media Release… »

The Kids in the Creek Media Fact Sheet is now available for Press and Media outlets. The release provides historical information about Kids in the Creek from its inception to today’s mission. Included is an overview of Kids in the Creek’s Learning Stations, what’s new, and contact information.

Download the KitC Fact Sheet for Media

Download the New Brochure 2015 – Reduced (English)

Download the Spanish Brochure 2015 – Reduced

Welcome to Kids in the Creek

Salmon in the River

What is the Kids In The Creek Program?


“This is the only time my students have any field experience with nature and natural experience professionals…thank you for all the exemplary work you do to make this epic awesome event happen each year.”
-Joyce Block
Wenatchee High School

“KITC is an avenue for kids to get out of the textbook and see science in action.” 
-Kellie James
Upper Valley Christian School

Kids in the Creek is…

  • A hands-on, interactive, engaging experience for high school students
  • A field day investigating the stream ecosystem
  • Exploring and Experiencing:
    • Invert Investigator
    • Riparian Rx
    • Habitat Sense
    • Fish Health
    • What’s in That H20? (Quality)
    • What’s in That H20? (Quantity)
    • Watershed Wonders
  • Spending the day with professional resource specialists
  • All about partnerships: agencies, schools, and communities
  • Fun!

How Is Kids in the Creek Organized?

Program Basics

The activities are designed for high school students. Area schools are invited each year to apply for the program. Once approved and notified, the classroom teacher attends a training on the program and the curriculum. Teachers are asked to do pre- and post- work activities with students. They are to ensure that students and chaperones understand their responsibilities. This procedure may be formalized by using the application, contract, and teacher planning forms found in the Appendix.


Participants work in small groups led by resource specialists. For a quality experience, groups should contain 12 students or less per station at any one time. Groups with names like Mayflies, Riffles, Fry, Salmonids, Shredders, and Cedars, rotate through each of the six stations until all groups converge at Watershed Wonders.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”- Albert Einstein