Monitoring with ALLARM helps students learn science and environmental awareness as well as responsibility-sticking with the project throughout the year builds dedication to environment and a connection with the watersheds that are a crucial part of our lives.

With ALLARM's year-round, flexible schedule, the possibilities are endless. We work with each teacher on an individual basis to design a unique presentation tailored specifically for each group. ALLARM's main objective is to provide students with a hands-on learning experience in monitoring the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of a stream. When you decide to have a ALLARM program in your classroom, we will send you a checklist of the Academic Standards and you can decide which of them you would like us to help you accomplish.

Current Programs

Ron Yerger Day:

This is one full day where Ron Yerger's AP Environmental Science class visits the ALLARM office at Dickinson to learn more about ALLARM, our projects (such as the Mully Grub or the lab assistance we provide), their data through working with GIS, and some about campus life at Dickinson College.

Crestview Elementary School:

We work with Ruth Nickey, a fifth grade teacher, Crestview Elementary School in Carlisle, to giving a marcroinvertebrate presentation for her class.

SCCA Youth Day:

ALLARM works with the Shermans Creek Conservation Association to teach elementary school kids about source water.

North Dickinson Elementary School:

ALLARM teaches elementary students about how wetlands work and the importance of them to cleaning up stormwater.

Priscilla Laws' Church Groups:

ALLARM works with Priscilla Law's students, who are involved in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cumberland Valley. ALLARM teaches about macroinvertebrates, pollution, acid rain and the hydrologic cycle.