Fresh Water Video from Eastern U.S.
In the video below, follow water on a journey through a watershed in the Eastern United States. Also,
CLICK HERE to watch a 24-minute video, produced by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, highlighting watersheds in Colorado and featuring Carl Chambers, a U.S. Forest Service hydrologist, and Bob Raynolds, a geologist with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Travel from the headwaters in the mountain peaks, through the protective forests, into our cities and countryside, and ultimately to the sea.
- CLICK HERE to watch a 43-minute video taped live at Grand Lake, Colorado, featuring questions from students and answers by Carl Chambers, a U.S. Forest Service hydrologist, and Bob Raynolds, a geologist with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
A number of activities are shown in the video. Here are some useful links:
Fresh Water Lesson Plans
Cool off river snorkeling; connect with nature
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/conf/home/?cid=STELPRD3843636&width=full
Discover the Forest
A web site with resources to help connect families and students with nature! www.DiscovertheForest.org
Forest History Society - Historic Forest Service Photos
Fruit Tree Planting
Fruit Tree Planting Foundation: http://www.ftpf.org/
Great Videos from Freshwaters Illustrated
A Deeper Creek - The Watchable Waters of Appalachia: https://vimeo.com/103358996
The Last Dragons - Protecting Appalachia's Hellbenders: https://vimeo.com/108512185
History of U.S. Forest Service
Identification Guide to Freshwater Macroinvertebrates
i-Tree, Calculate the Benefits of Your School Trees!
Your students can collect field data and calculate the ecosystem benefits of trees by simply entering your zip code, tree species, and tree diameter. The calculator will provide you with the overall $$ value of the tree's benefits, as well as quantifying graphs and descriptions of each benefit, such as carbon sequestration, energy savings, and clean air and water benefits.
Some Selected Resources on Rain Gardens
Surf Your Watershed
Find out your watershed address: http://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/locate/index.cfm
Trout in the Classroom
Video on the problem of plastic bottles
CREATE A WATERSHED IN A TUB
Students create a watershed to discover that what happens in the headwaters of a watershed has an effect on everyone downstream.