From the TU article above:

"The future of conservation depends on engaging more kids, and the future of Trout Unlimited lies in our ability to diversify the organization. STREAM Girls, a program TU developed in partnership with the Girl Scouts USA, helps us to accomplish both objectives. The program employs STEM-education (science, technology, engineering, math) plus recreation and arts to engage girls while exploring their local streams. STREAM Girls grew into new regions in the last year, and the curriculum expanded to include exciting new technologies and elements of citizen science."

I had an opportunity to volunteer for Stream Girls a few years ago.

Through the TU Stream Girls Program, our TU chapter has partnered with other Wisconsin TU chapters to teach young females about stream ecology, science and fly fishing.

See: STREAM Girls | Trout Unlimited - Conserving coldwater fisheries

Here are a few photos from our TU Streamgirls event. These girls were engaged and interested in fly fishing. It would be a shame if they lost that interest or could not afford the sport.

On stream ecology and and water flow station.

Entomology "bug" station.

Fly tying stations.

Graduation and certificate presentation with high fives from staff.