Would you like to participate in the My Backyard Stream Project?


Steps to get started in your classroom with the "My Backyard Stream" project.

1. Start the process with an Ohio University representative visiting your classroom. This representative will explain the project, show your students the process of collecting and submitting photographs, and teach them how to use an Oakton meter to collect parameters of water quality. The Oakton meter(s) will remain on loan to your classroom throughout the duration of data collection.

2. Over the course of the next weeks, each night, a different student will be assigned to go into the field with the borrowed Oakton, take a photograph and complete a data collection worksheet. The photograph and data will need to be sent to us via email. This process continues until all students have had the opportunity to borrow the Oakton and collect their photograph.

3. Once the class has completed the data collection, an Ohio University representative will return to the classroom to collect our materials and our team will begin working on uploading your photographs and data to the webpage.


If you would like to participate in this project or have any questions,
please contact Jennifer Bowman at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs:

Jen Bowman
Director of Environmental Programs
Phone: 740-597-3101
Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University
Building 22, The Ridges Athens, OH 45701
bowmanj2@ohio.edu