SFS Slide Shows
The Conservation Committee is making these shows and scripts available for purchase.
- The Living Stream. 80 slides plus script, $100 forSFS members; non-members $150
This slide show, designed by Bert Cushing, explains how streams function by describing the various physical, chemical and biological characteristics that work together to shape a particular stream reach. Changes in these characteristics along the river continuum are subsequently explored, along with patterns of biological characteristics and energy patterns from headwaters to mouth.
- How the benthic biologist can have an impact upon instream flow assessments through hydro-relicensing (43 slides plus script), $55 for SFS members; non-members $80
This slide show, designed by Todd Folsom, focuses on how aquatic ecologists can improve in-stream flow below dams by getting involved in the hydro- relicensing process. The presentation outlines major steps in the federal relicensing process and points out the opportunities for benthologists to be heard. It also illustrates how a power company analyzes instream flow alternatives and develops its position.
- Riparian environments- values, threats, management and restoration. 80 slides plus 35 pages script, $100 for SFS members; non-members $150.
The slide show was designed by Ron Bjorkland, Charles Shreves and Cathy Pringle. It is a visually oriented educational tool designed to facilitate the understanding and appreciation of the ecological, economic, and societal roles and values of riparian environments. The 80-slide presentation incorporates slides from most regions of the US. and addresses five themes: (1) definition of riparian zones; (2) ecological, social and economic importance; (3) major threats; (4) currrent federal policies and other tools for protection; and (5) examples of recent restoration efforts. Each of the slides is referenced in a 35-page booklet which addresses the aforementioned themes, and documents the sources of information. The slide show can be used for a variety of audiences, from high school to undergraduate college levels to community organizations.
- Environmental Challenges to River Conservation. 90 slides plus 45 pages script, can be purchased beginning 01 October 2001. The slide version will cost $110.00 for SFS members and $165.00 for non-members; the CD version will cost $45.00 for members and $55.00 for non-members. Both versions will be available in Spanish in early 2002.
It was developed by Ronald Bjorkland, Cathy Pringle and Rhema Bjorkland of the University of Georgia as a teaching tool for use with high school to college level audiences and community groups. The goal of the slide show is to help students and community members learn about challenges to river conservation; objectives include: 1) to provide general background on the values and current conditions of rivers globally with a focus on rivers in the United States; 2) to identify threats to health and integrity of rivers; and 3) to present an overview of management and restoration models of riverine ecosystems. Concepts are developed and explained in general terms so that prior knowledge of aquatic ecology, conservation or other related subject is not necessary. The material can be used as a stand-alone presentation on river conservation or as a supplemental teaching aid. It consists of 90 slides and an accompanying 45 page text. The text explains the subject matter depicted by the slides and cites local, regional or global examples. The text also includes a forward, glossary of terms used, reference section and a partial listing of addresses (including websites) of agencies and organizations involved in river conservation efforts. The global nature of river conservation is reflected in both the text information and slides. Many of the slides show river conditions from places around the world. This educational material is grouped into four subsections: 1) Conceptual basis of river conservation (values); 2) Global water resources and the scope of the problem; 3) Nature of the environmental problems; and 4) Management and policy issues, mitigation and restoration. The prototype of this educational material was presented at the 2001 annual SFS meeting held in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. The authors would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Seth Reice, (Univ. of North Carolina), Cathy Tate(USGS), Norm Leonard (Univ. of New Orleans) and other SFS members who provided us with invaluable feedback and encouragement following the presentation. This educational material will be available in standard slide format and on CD-ROM for use as a Powerpoint presentation.
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