Educate

Rapt audience at the Creek Critter Puppet Theater
Rapt audience at the Creek Critter Puppet Theater

Educate yourself

First, look at all of the pages on the Northeast Creek web site to get an overview of the geography, geology, plants, animals, ecology, and history of the Northeast Creek basin and watershed.

Follow up with reading. Here is a starter book list.

Explore the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Learn about Water web page.

Research the watershed by learning to use your county’s Geographic Information System (GIS).

Chatham Country GIS

Durham County GIS

Wake County GIS

Use these GIS systems to plan a tour to explore the Northeast Creek basin and watershed.

Participate in Northeast Creek Streamwatch activities and programs listed on the Event Calendar.

Share information with your family

Share your information from reading and exploration

Go for outings to publicly accessible parts of the Northeast Creek basin and watershed.

  • American Tobacco Trail – Riddle Road Spur
  • Bethesda Park
  • American Tobacco Trail – section from Scott King Road to past Panther Creek
  • Mouth of Northeast Creek in cove at NC 751 bridge

Participate as a family activity in Northeast Creek Streamwatch activities and programs listed on the Event Calendar, such as clean-ups and conservation work projects.

Share information with neighborhood, school, church, or service club

Schedule information programs by Northeast Creek Streamwatch members

Participate in Northeast Creek activities an projects as a group activity or as a group sponsor

Adopt a portion of the Northeast Creek watershed to care for on a regular basis

Become an environmental educator

Work as a volunteer with schools and environmental education programs

Act as a volunteer Northeast Creek tour guide for certain parts of the watershed.

Learn from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Watershed Academy web seminars.

Explore NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources Environmental Education resources.

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