Thursday, September 21, 2023

Introduce Students Ages 8-10 On How They Can Be Stream Doctors In The New Book -- Brooke Meets A Stream Doctor

Take children on a science adventure with Brooke and her new friend, Dr. Watt R. Shedd [in a new book coming this fall. 

In Brooke Meets a Stream Doctor, a young explorer learns how she can help clean up and protect a stream in her own neighborhood.

Dr. Watt R. Shedd and a cast of colorful characters like Sandy Loam and Herb Ivor help Brooke and her classmates assess the health of a stream near their school. 

After each lesson from the stream doctor, Brooke rushes to her home stream to apply what she learned.

Will it measure up?

Written at a fourth-grade reading level, each chapter of Brooke Meets a Stream Doctor invites children to get outdoors and explore a stream in their own neighborhood. 

Sections titled "It's Your Turn" allow them to do the same hands-on activities as Brooke and her classmates. 

Junior scientists can record observations on "My Stream Health Chart" right in the book.

Dr. Watt R. Shedd shares practical steps young people can take to make their streams healthier. 

Together with Brooke, readers will learn that they, too, can improve streams. 

Parents and teachers can guide young readers, or Brooke’s story can be read independently.

Availability Of Copies

Click Here to order a copy of the book through Penn State Extension-- available in late September.

Copies with be available through Amazon.

About the Author

Jennifer R. Fetter spent plenty of time getting into troublesome adventures in the woods near her childhood home before growing up to be an educator, biologist, and now children’s book author. 

She is passionate about helping people of all ages enjoy science and the natural world in a way that is meaningful to them. 

Jennifer also serves as a stream doctor in her work with Penn State Extension.

You can contact the author by sending email to: or call 717-921-8803.

(Reprinted from the latest Penn State Extension Watershed Winds newsletterClick Here to sign up for your own copy- bottom of page.)

Upcoming Extension Educational Opportunities:

-- September 28: Dive Deeper Water Education Summit - Harrisburg

-- September 30: Riparian Buffer Maintenance - Dauphin County

-- October 4: Webinar - On-Lot Septic Systems and Groundwater Quality

-- October 28: Water Ways On Wheels - A Bike Tour In Lancaster County

-- October 30: Safe Drinking Water Clinic - Private Water Wells - Forest County

-- November 8: Webinar - Nitrogen In Groundwater, Where It Comes From, Health Risks

-- Penn State Extension Online Water Courses

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[Posted: September 21, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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