STREAMS ARE ALIVE
Macroinvertebrates.org is a project led by researchers at CMU to help people learn to identify insects and other organisms that live in our streams. Take a minute to explore the website and then come back here for tips and activities to help you learn how to look closely and see these animals.
After exploring the website and watching the video, enjoy the activity below.
Click here to begin!
P.S. You do not need to print this worksheet. You can simply make your own by drawing a box on a piece of paper.
FIND A STREAM NEAR YOU
After completing the activities, find a stream near you!
- Did you find any of the same animals? Anything different?
- Were you able to identify what you found?
WE ARE ALL IN. ARE YOU?
Parks do not exist without people. We restore parks for your joy and well-being. Pittsburghers need spaces where fathers can play catch with their sons, couples reconnect, family’s picnic. Parks, in return, do more than we realize. They clean the air, filter stormwater, lower stress…provide a natural sanctuary in forests of steel and glass surrounded by rivers of asphalt. Like anything alive, if neglected a park will suffer. And ultimately perish.
We believe in the power of parks. We are all in. Are you?