TenneSEA Stream Teams

Our Stream Teams are comprised of students across the Chattanooga area who are pledging to be stewards of their watersheds. They focus on asking questions and creating solutions for improving our local waterways.

These students have received training in water monitoring and protection, as well as learning to be an engineer. They have constructed their own tools for water testing, and they have been leaders in teaching other students how to observe alterations in water quality. They have even helped with design ideas for stream bank stabilization projects on their school’s property. These kids understand the need for clean water!

The Stream Teams are collecting data on the watersheds of our city. Their data will be posted on our website for anyone to see. We will be sharing that data with our public and private partners to help piece together the health of our streams, creeks, and river. These students are helping us understand our environment and where it needs our help the most.

Youth are our upcoming leaders. They are taking their future into their own hands because we all live downstream.

Click on the map below to see our data.
Stream Team data

Stream Team News

Homeschool Stream Team

On Monday, homeschooler Cash, his little brother Colt, his mom, and TenneSEA staff Sara finally found a day without rain to venture out to Audubon Acres and make some observations of North Chickamauga Creek. As we were walking to the creek access, we quickly realized we were not the only ones in the woods. Read more

Fall 2018 Stream Teams

We have five Stream Teams already registered with us this fall, and we have even more groups around Chattanooga interested in signing up!

So far, we have Red Bank Elementary School Stream Team looking into quarantining a section of Mountain Creek off from the Forest Kindergartners at their school. They want to measure the water quality of the creek before and after to determine the impact of the Forest Kindergartners. The Red Bank High School Stream Team is working to determine places they can do small-scale stabilization projects to minimize erosion of Mountain Creek’s streambanks.

The middle and high school Stream Teams at Ivy Academy have been collecting baseline data of the North Chickamauga Creek that runs directly beside their school. They are currently making observations of their creek and brainstorming which project they want to take on to improve their watershed. Read more