Welcome to Mainstreams

Centred in Kimberley, British Columbia Mainstreams’ prime focus is water.


Mainstreams is a trans-boundary British Columbia Society whose purpose is to educate and heighten awareness on water related issues and solutions. This will be accomplished by the use of sound science, through:

School education programs

Demonstration and/or monitoring projects

Providing access to project results to others

Community education presentations to encourage informed choices of stewardship and governance within the Columbia Basin Watershed, for the benefit of all inhabitants


Monitoring Mather Creek with residents

School education:
3-field-based programs (Creek Science, Water Science and Stream Trailer)
2-classroom programs (Macro Invertebrates and Climate Change Adaptation)

Coordinate Columbia Basin Water Quality Project

Carry out riparian habitat restoration projects and workshops

Education Programs

Mainstreams specializes in curriculum for students of all ages.

Creek Science

Creek Science is a one hour lesson in the field. Mainstreams has been teaching the program since 2003, with great success.

Stream Trailer

Mainstreams owns a Stream Trailer for teaching stream dynamics and the importance of riparian vegetation. We teach about the impacts of different kinds of land use on streams.

Climate Change Adaptation

Climate Change Adaptation in the Columbia Basin is positive and solutions based (not doom-and-gloom)

Macro Invertebrate Ecology

A series of classroom programs for elementary school where students discover through exploration, different strategies various macro invertebrates use to eat and live.