Mainstreams owns a Stream Trailer for teaching stream dynamics and the importance of riparian vegetation. We teach about the impacts of different kinds of land use on streams.
The Stream Trailer comes loaded with aquarium sand and a self-contained reservoir. We demonstrate erosion by carving different kinds of stream channels in the sand to see the effects of different flow conditions and the impacts of different kinds of land use.
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Key concepts covered in Stream Trailer lessons include:
- Watersheds – Where do streams come from?
- Riparian Areas – how important is stream bank vegetation?
- Bank stability – What is erosion?
- Culverts – Culvert size is important!
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