The Creek Freaks program is for kids ages 10-14 who want to make a splash to help the environment. They become their community’s stream experts – exploring local streams; learning how healthy trees, shrubs, and grasses protect clean water and wildlife; and what the community can do to improve water quality.
ThinkShout began working with The Izaak Walton League early in the discovery process for this project. In spec'ing the feature set, developing wireframes, and managing graphic design, our primary challenge centered around how to create a kid-friendly user interface that would break down barriers to scientific work happening on the site.
That's the great thing about this website - kids all over the country are using this online community to do real watershed science in their local communities, gathering data that has an actual affect on adults doing watershed management policy.
About The Izaak Walton League
The Izaak Walton League was formed in 1922 to save outdoor America for future generations. The League's founders, who were avid fishermen, named the organization after Izaak Walton, the 17th century author of The Compleat Angler, a classic book about the art and spirit of fishing. Almost every major conservation program in place today can be traced directly to a League activity or initiative. Relying on our unique blend of community-based conservation and common-sense advocacy, the League has made significant progress in protecting and restoring our nation's waters, promoting clean energy, and advancing sustainable agriculture.
How We Leveraged Drupal
This site was developed on Drupal 7.x. It leverages the Organic Groups module for the management of local Creek Freak programs, and the OpenLayers framework for mapping projects and monitoring sites.