RIPARIAN EDUCATION DEMONSTRATION TRAILER

What is a Riparian Trailer/Stream Hydrology Trailer? It is a hands-on educational tool to examine the natural movement of streams and rivers. It is a self-contained watershed demonstration that shows the value of various conservation measures that naturally exist and can be applied to protect the land. Users/students can be quizzed on how the water cycle works, the value of grass, shrubs, and tree cover to protect the stream bank and provide wildlife habitat and to show the impact of the erosion process on people and property at the location of a disturbance as well as further downstream.

THE RIPARIAN AND RIVER WATER STUDY TRAILERS PROVIDE A HANDS-ON, INTERACTIVE LOOK AT WATER SYSTEMS

Students learn about sediment transport


Observe the making of a river and learn river functions, terminology, and how sediment is transported and about migrating meander


Observe how a river migrates within a watershed and gradient changes


Learn how elevation and land uses affect the meander pattern


learn how different land uses can influence the rate at which water will flow


Learn the importance of healthy riparian vegetation


The effects of structures on the river channel and learn how floods affect channel shapes


Learn about the relationship between wetlands and oxbows to the river system


Stream effects of channelizing a river system, channel formations


Observe how different channel types are created from changes in channel width, gradient and stream flows

Examples of use

We have towed the Riparian Trailer to youth water festivals, the Kersey Summer Splash Day, the Windsor Museum’s Super Science Saturday, and used it as a teaching resource at Houston Gardens for the Water Unit with kids and as part of the Confluence Institute teaching to Teachers.

Contact us to schedule a presentation today!

Kristi Helzer
Community Education & Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (970) 534-2320

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

The display is approximately 4’ by 8’ by 1’

The trailer must be pulled by a vehicle with a 2″ ball hitch

The trailers can be easily transported to your school or other locations

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