Programs & Services

Classroom Visits

Current Program

Interested in teaching your students about the natural world? Invite ISAN into the classroom! Matt Wilhelm, our Education Director, has taught environmental subject matters to Montana students for twenty years.

Matt in the classroom

He will guide your students through a mix of hands-on and classroom lectures. No matter the topic, Matt’s enthusiasm for teaching ensures that students remain engaged while having fun learning.

Matt teaches a variety of topics. These include:

  • fish dissection
  • water quality testing
  • aquatic macro-invertebrates
  • riparian food webs
  • fly tying, fly casting
  • aquatic invasive species
  • Montana native fish
  • And more!

Contact matt@stopais.org for more information and prices.

Ripple Effect Aquatic Learning

Interested in more than a single classroom visit? The Ripple Effect Aquatic Learning (REAL) is a series of classroom lessons that uses aquatic education and fly fishing to put an engaging spin on science. Since the connection between aquatic science and fly fishing is strong, REAL utilizes this relationship to help students gain an appreciation for their aquatic resources and learn a wonderful lifelong hobby along the way.  REAL is a place-based education program that utilizes resource professionals as visiting instructors and presenters.

REAL consists of multiple lessons that teachers can pick and choose from that best suit their curriculum and classroom needs.  The program uses a mix of lecture and interactive lessons through which students gain appreciation for their aquatic resources.