Stream Side Science Lesson Plan: Riparian Review

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Mesner, Nancy
Utah State University Extension; Hosted by Utah State University Libraries
Utah State University Extension; USU Extension; Stream Side Science Lesson Plan: Riparian Review; Water
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In this exercise, students will identify and observe biotic factors in a riparian ecosystem, which is the green strip of vegetation alongside a waterbody; they will measure the types of vegetation at the water’s edge, the function of plants as ground cover and canopy cover, and observe the wildlife in the area.