STREAMS ARE ALIVE
Streams are home to a wide array of living things all functioning as part of an intricate system. Regardless of what stream you look in – from a pristine mountain stream to a little creek in a city, you can find similar organisms living there. Check out this video about life that lives in streams.
Now, let's dive a little deeper to learn how you can identify organisms you might find and how they work together as part of the ecosystem.
FIND A STREAM NEAR YOU
After completing the activities, find a stream near you!
Stephen and Nyjah recently explored a stream in Frick Park.
Using Google Maps and the exploration techniques in the video, find and explore 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?