Blue Thumb - Stream Protection Through Education
Blue Thumb Trainings
If you would like to attend a Stream Monitoring Training, you must have already taken a Stream Ecology Education training.
*If you are interested in learning how to monitor and have already participated in a Stream Ecology Education training, or have taken a Stream Monitoring training and would like a refresher course on how to monitor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a special code to unlock the single day training.*
Other Upcoming Events:
2019 Fish Collection Dates
Our Fish Collections follow a rotating Ecoregion schedule, with each Ecoregion being fished roughly every 4-5 years. This year, we will be in the Central Great Plains Ecoregion. The following active creeks being sampled for fish this year are:
If you decide to accompany us on a fish collection, but do not monitor a stream, please email us to figure out what time you need to be there. You will also need a pair of close-toed shoes that can get wet/muddy, clothes that can get wet and dirty, sunscreen, a hat, plenty of water, and something for lunch. We can provide you with more information after you speak with us.
Dates may be scheduled or cancelled with little notice depending on rain events.
Blue Thumb is excited to be a part of an important exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution that kicks off this summer in Oklahoma: Water/Ways. A partnership of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and state humanities councils, the exhibit is schedule to make stops in Oklahoma at:
The Cleveland County Blue Thumb contingency is already working on being a part of Water/Ways when it opens in Norman on June 29, 2019. Be sure that when Water/Ways comes close to your home that you pack up friends and family and experience it. There will also be opportunities for volunteers to have an official role at events. More will come out about this exhibit as it comes closer to your town. For more information, click here!
*(Please note that the Heaver State Park location has been changed to Fort Towson)*