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Benthic Macroinvertebrate Field Investigation

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
Field trip
Provided by: Housatonic Valley Association

Benthic Macroinvertebrates present in a stream are a good indicator of that stream's health. In this field trip, which usually follows the classroom benthic macroinvertebrate investigation, students sample a local stream using kick nets and sampling trays. After identifying… Read on... »

River Critter Classroom Investigation

Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Housatonic Valley Association

Explore the world of the river bottom with a classroom inquiry investigation using live samples of benthic macroinvertebrates. Students make observations, generate questions and answer those questions themselves while learning about the adaptations and use of the organisms… Read on... »

Storm Drain Awareness

Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Housatonic Valley Association

Stormwater runoff is our nation's number one water quality issue. In this program, students learn what that means and how it impacts our streams. Models and pretend pollutants are used to engage students in a hands on activity that will be remembered for years. Read on... »

What is a Watershed?

Grade 3 - 5

Student Program:
In-school program
Provided by: Housatonic Valley Association

Everyone has a watershed address and what we do in our watershed affects its health! In this program students are introduced to the definition of a watershed and associated terms (tributary, confluence, mouth, groundwater). In two or three groups they build a simple model of a… Read on... »