STREAM girls star in new video

This past summer Trout Unlimited partnered with Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore to bring the STREAM Girls program to scouts in Michigan.

STREAM Girls, which stands for science, technology, recreation, engineering, arts, and math, is an exciting watershed-based program that introduces girls to STEM education and fly fishing in a fun, hands-on, experiential way.

Trout Unlimited hosted two weekend camps this summer in West Michigan that landed over 60 girls.

During the camps, Girl Scouts assessed a community stream, studied its flow, sampled macroinvertebrates, journaled about their experiences, tied a fishing fly, and even learned to cast and fish with a fly rod.

The camps resulted in this great video about the program.

STREAM Girls Promo from Trout Unlimited on Vimeo.

At the camps, the Girl Scouts had the opportunity to work with a variety of female figures, from environmental professionals at the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds, to college students interning at West Michigan Environmental Action Council, and even members of Trout Unlimited and Fly Girls of West Michigan.

STREAM Girls is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative Project is funded by the Frey Foundation, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, the Wege Foundation, the Wolverine World Wide Foundation, and the Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited.

By Mark Taylor. A native of rural southern Oregon, Mark Taylor has lived in Virginia since serving a stint as a ship-based naval officer in Norfolk. He joined the TU staff in 2014 after a 20-year run as a newspaper journalist, the final 16 as the outdoors editor of the Roanoke Times. A graduate of Northwestern University, he lives in Roanoke with his wife and, when they're home from college, his twin daughters.