Education Section

Streams 101

 

Why does a stream look the way it does? What lives in a stream? What is water chemistry? The answers to these questions can be quite complex, but these pages can give you a starting point to understanding some of the different ways you can look at a stream.

Definitions

Definitions

Terms used in this website are defined in this section.




Physical Appearance

Physical Appearance

Learn how the topography and land use surrounding rivers affects how they behave.

Biology

Biology

From microscopic bacteria to frogs and fish, explore the diversity of life in and around the water.

Water Chemistry

Water Chemistry

Small differences in chemistry can impact the health of stream communities.


Upcoming Events

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    Irvine Nature Center, May 13, 2015
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Species Spotlight

  • Zebra Mussel

Zebra Mussels

Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) are harmful aquatic invasives that have recently expanded their range to the upper Chesapeake Bay.

Learn more in this informative Fact Sheet

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