Healthy Rivers: A Water Course

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
CD
Web Site
Software
Abstract: 

"Healthy Rivers: A Water Course" is a dynamic CD-ROM program that explores the ecology and management of river systems. Produced by the Minnesota DNR Division of Ecological Resources, knowledge was synthesized from a team of interdisciplinary scientists, resource managers, and multimedia specialists to present this engaging, instructional guide about our relationship to rivers and streams. Featuring:

► 220 screens of information about rivers in an easy-to-navigate format
► More than 540 color photos
► Over 70 maps, graphic animations and illustrations
► More than 100 audio and video clips
► 100 links within the program and 100 links to external web sites

The user-friendly program organizes information around a logical, five-component framework (Flow, Shape, Connections, Quality, & Life) for understanding complicated principles of river and stream ecology. Case studies examine the history of river use and provide a basis for a future vision of water resource management. A section exploring the value of river system goods and services leads to inspiring examples of local leaders and practical, action-oriented ideas for next steps. A complete bibliography complements additional references and resources for further study.

"Healthy Rivers" is intended for secondary and post secondary educators; adult citizens working with conservation and watershed organizations on river management issues; land management agencies, local governments, environmental consultants, and policy makers working towards sustainable management of our river and stream resources.

Author: 
Minnesota DNR Division of Ecological Resources
Topic Areas: 
Rivers
Environmental Health
Natural Sciences
Target Audience: 
All
Grades 7-9
Grades 10-12
Teachers
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Date Produced/Published: 
2004
Fee: 
No
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

To order your free copy, contact Amy Childers, MnDNR Division of Ecological Resources at 218.739.7576 x233 or amy.childers@dnr.state.mn.us. The program will also be available online by winter 2008 with updated web links and materials.