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Bibliography for the Delaware Watershed

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Bibliography for the Delaware Watershed

Delaware Canal State Park
11 Lodi Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
Environmental Education Division
(610) 982-0161

Background Info:

Aquatic Entomology, W. Patrick McCafferty, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA, 1981. 0-86720-017-0. Comprehensive guide, widely recommended, not pocket-sized.

Delaware Diary, Episodes in the Life of a River, Frank Dale, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 1996. 0-8135-2283-8. Short little-known historical venues about life on and around the Delaware.

Field Guide for Global Low Cost Water Quality Monitoring, Stapp and Mitchell, Thompson-Shore Printers, Dexter, MI, 1995. Now available through Earth Force.

Fresh Water, E. C. Pielou, University of Chicago Press, 1998. 0-226-66815-0. "The life and history of fresh water."

Identification Guide to Pennsylvania Fishes, Clark Shiffer, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Harrisburg, PA, 1990. Low cost guide to local fresh water fishes. Illustrations and written descriptions.

Macroinvertebrate Identification Flashcards, Stroud Water Research Center and LaMotte Company. Laminated photo ID cards with written info designed to be used with the Leaf Pack Experiment, but great by themselves too.

Natural Lives Modern Times: People and Places of the Delaware River, Bruce Stutz, 1998: University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, 0-8122-1658-X (paper). Modern natural history with glimpses of history and folklore written by the editor of Natural History magazine.

River Reader, John A. Murray, ed., A Nature Conservancy Book, The Lyons Press, New York, NY, 1998. 1-55821-772-X. Writings about rivers from 22 diverse writers.

Save Our Streams Monitor's Guide to Aquatic Macroinvertebrates, Loren King Kellogg, Izaak Walton League, Gaithersburg, MD, 1992. Very low cost guide with invaluable dicotomous key to macros.

Through the Looking Glass, A Field Guide to Aquatic Plants, Borman, Korth, Temte, Wisconsin Lakes Partnership, Stevens Point, WI, 1997. 0-932310-32-X. Detailed descriptions and large illustrations.

What the River Reveals, Valerie Rapp, The Mountaineers, Seattle, WA, 1997. 0-89886-527-1. Uses many detailed examples to illustrate watershed planning and renewal.

Curriculum Materials:

Earth: The Water Planet, Gartrell, et al, NSTA, Arlington, VA, 1992. 0-87355-083-8. Activity manual dealing with natural water systems and human uses of resources.

The Indoor River Book, A Common Roots Guidebook, Kendall/Hunt Publishing, Dubuque, IA, 1997. 0-7872-3602-0. Build and maintain a model watershed in your classroom.

Mapping Fish Habitats GEMS Guide, Regents of the University of California, rev 1992, 0-912511-61-3. Theme-centered unit for grades 6-10.

Rivers Curriculum Guide series (Chemistry, Geography, Earth Science, Biology, Language Arts, Mathematics), Dale Seymore Publications, funded by National Science Foundation, 1998. 0-201-49370-5 (Earth Science).

River Cutters GEMS Guide, Regents of the University of California, rev 1997. 0-912511-67-2. Explorations of classroom river system model.

Water Art Pack, Phillip Green Education Limited, Warwickshire, England. Phone: 0527 854711. Set of 12 classic art prints depicting water, includes teacher notes, discussion and activity ideas.

Watershed, a successful voyage into integrated learning, Mark Springer, National Middle School Association, Columbus, OH, 1994. 1-56090-088-1.

Watershed Pollution Teachers Guide, World Resources Institute, Kendall/Hunt, Dubuque, IA, 1998. 0-7872-4268-3. Multi-disciplinary, global view of human-watershed interaction.

Safety and Logistics:

Canoeing the Delaware River, Gary Letcher, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 1952, revised 1997. 0-8135-2451-2. Mile by mile account of the course of the river. A must have for river trip planning.

Canoeing and Kayaking Instructional Manual, Laurie Gullion, American Canoe Association Springfiels, VA and Menasha Ridge Press, Birmingham, AL, 1987. 0-89732-136-7. Outlines paddling skills and teaching methods.

Cold, Wet, and Alive, American Canoe Association, 1987. 20:40 minute videotape acclaimed as best movie on hypothermia prevention.

Delaware River Recreation Maps, a set of 10 detailed maps of the Delaware River, published by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC). Available through DRBC.

Internet Resources:

American Canoe Association www.americancanoe.org/

American Rivers Network www.amrivers.org

DCNR: PA Rivers www.dcnr.state.pa.us/brc/rivers/

Delaware River Basin Commission www.drbc.net

Earth Force www.earthforce.org

EPA: Surf Your Watershed cfpub.epa.gov/surf/locate/index.cfm

International Rivers www.internationalrivers.org/

Izaac Walton League www.iwla.org

National Watershed Network www.conservationinformation.org/

PA League of Women Voters: Water Resources Education Network wren.palwv.org/index.html