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River Wild An Activity Guide to North American Rivers

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ISBN-10: 1556525850

ISBN-13: 9781556525858

Edition: 2006

Authors: Nancy F. Castaldo

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Kids will delight in learning about the formation of rivers, the water cycle, and the variety of habitats that exist along the length of a river in this introduction to the precious natural resource of rivers. All major rivers that run through the United States, Canada, and Mexico are discussed in regional chapters, including the Chattahoochee, Colorado, Columbia, Hudson, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Rio Grande, and St. Lawrence Rivers as well as many others. Kids will discover how rivers have shaped our history and learn of the issues that are currently facing these important waterways. More than 30 fun-filled activities including Build Your Own Dam, Huckleberry Finn Log Raft, Salmon Trap…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 9.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Nancy F. Castaldo is a former environmental educator and author of "Deserts, Oceans, Rainforests, Sunny Days and Starry Nights,"" "and "Winter Day Play!"

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The River Highway
Got River?
Evaporation Experiment
Create Your Own River
Temperature Testing
Clear or Cloudy?
Settling Sediment
Ride the Rapids of the Western Rivers
The Colorado River
Salty Water Experiment
Build Your Own Dam
The Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers
Pan for Gold
Color It Gold
The Great Rivers of the Northwest
Salmon Trap Game
The Columbia River
The Yellowstone River
Fly-Fishing Fun
Fry Bread
The Yukon River
Salmon Survivor
The Snake River
Rivers of the Southwest and Mexico
The Rio Grande, or Rio Bravo, River
Mountain Lion Survival Shuffle
Dig in a Box
Learn a Little Spanish
The Brazos River
Measure Up to an Alligator
Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly
The Gila River
Make a Rain Gauge
Make a Community Seal
The Trinity River
Life on the Mississippi, Missouri, and Other Midwest Rivers
Huckleberry Finn Log Raft
Wetlands Rule!
Mississippi Mud Pie
Flyway Passport
Examine a Mussel
Lucky Lewis and Clark Journal
"Shoot the Hooch" and Other Fun on Southeastern Rivers
Bottled Sunshine Punch
Be a Detective
The James River
The Chesapeake Bay
The Potomac River
The Susquehanna River
Brackish Water Experiment
The Tennessee River
The Chattahoochee River
"Shoot the Hooch"
Rivers of the Northeast
The Hudson River
Painting Nature
The Delaware River
Solve the Spill
The Connecticut River
Fossils and Footprints
The Kennebec River
Check Out Cattails
Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!
To the North
The St. Lawrence River
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
River of Lemonade
Purposeful Pelts
The Mackenzie River
Fascinating Feathers
The Ottawa River
White-Water Riverscape
Resources
Books, Videos, and Web Sites
Riverkeepers and Other Waterkeepers
Places to Visit
Organizations
Calendar of Events
Glossary
Index