What is the stream trailer?
The stream trailer is a hands-on educational tool that allows participants to examine the natural movement of streams and rivers. The stream trailer contains a large flat "land area" composed of plastic grit. Water is pumped through the trailer to create a "stream" that moves along the length of the trailer.
The stream trailer can be used to demonstrate how natural streams are formed, the importance of streamside (riparian) vegetation to protect the banks, impacts of dams, flooding, development and also how slope, flow and structure affect stream formation. Lessons and demonstrations for the stream trailer can be found here or on Oklahoma State University's website.
How can I check out the stream trailer?
The stream trailer can be checked out from USU - Logan only. To haul the trailer you must have a full size pickup and a class 3, 4 or 5 trailer hitch. The trailer requires an outdoor power and water source at the destination. To reserve the stream trailer please contact us.
Where can I find lesson plans or demonstrations for the stream trailer?
Stream Trailer Instructional Videos (USU Water Quality Extension)
Stream Trailer Demonstrations (USU Water Quality Extension)
Stream Trailer Lessons (Oklahoma State University)
Stream Table Investigations that can be adapted to use with the stream trailer (Hubbard Scientific)
Stream Trailer Slideshow