Tag «conservation»

Endangered Animals!

What do pandas, orangutans, rhinos, and gorillas have in common? Aside from being animals that you probably only see at the zoo, these animals are all endangered. Scientists say an animal is ‘endangered’ when there aren’t many of them living in the wild anymore. And any kind of animal can become endangered — birds, insects, …

Macroinvertebrates: Understanding water quality

Macroinvertebrates: Understanding water quality

Identifying what kind of macroinvertebrates live in a water body helps indicate the water quality. Finding and studying these tiny bugs is a hands-on exercises that educators and others who work with students may want to use to expand learning outside the classroom. Macroinvertebrates are animals without a backbone that you can see without using …

Mangrove | Nature – Planet Doc Full Documentaries

Mangrove | Nature – Planet Doc Full Documentaries

In addition to its gorgeous beaches, the Caribbean island of Cuba has other less-known features such as this mangrove swamp. The word mangrove comes from a Guaraní word meaning “twisted tree”. Under water, mangrove roots look like a twisted mass of vegetation. The many roots stabilize the sand and mud. Ocean water and fresh water …

Launching the Freshwater Information Network

Launching the Freshwater Information Network

We’re really excited to launch the Freshwater Information Network, or “FIN,” as we like to call it around here. This is something we’ve wanted to see for a long time. It’s basically social media for people who love rivers. What we’re trying to do is make sure that if you know where a fish is, …