Looking to engage your family with a fun at-home experiment? Recreate a water cycle using just two glass bowls, water, plastic wrap and a few other items likely already in your home.
School and many workplaces may be out indefinitely during the coronavirus-induced statewide quarantine, and families may be struggling to find creative ways to engage their children during a time of stress and uncertainty.
“We like to tell people that nature is not closed,” said Susquehanna Greenways Executive Director Corey Ellison. “There are so many opportunities throughout our region for families to reconnect with nature and create positive memories – you just need to be careful where you are going and avoid places where groups typically gather, like playgrounds.”
On a rainy day in the midst of a coronavirus-induced quarantine, it may seem impossible to satisfy that urge to get outdoors and reconnect with nature. Thankfully, we have amazing video footage from Michael Kinney, such as this segment of a hellbender roaming the floor of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Lycoming County. Check it out, and then enjoy some more of Kinney's masterpieces below:
Struggling to find ways to keep your kids engaged and educated during the quarantine? We have a few cool hands-on experiments that help illustrate how pollution can affect the plants, waterways and overall environment.
A cool breeze, amazing lakeside views and a few curious birds greeted my older daughter and me at the Montour Preserve’s Lake Chillisquaque earlier this week.
There were lots of things to see, explore and enjoy during our early morning excursion. Only two things were notably absent – fish, which obviously could care less for the assortment of lures and Power Bait options we threw at them, and people.
As things shut down amidst the coronavirus situation, the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association is planning a series of informational videos over the days and weeks to come. The first looks at what a watershed is and how we can have a huge ripple effect within the Middle Susquehanna watershed.
Scabs laced the knuckles of the two bruised hands tightly gripping the cork handle of an open-reeled, lightweight fishing rod – big hands belonging to a mountain of a teenage boy traumatized by a life of abuse, abandonment and bouts of uncontrollable anger.
One hand could easily handle the rod, but Jimmy clutched tightly with two, white knuckles contrasting the dark maroon scabs.
If concern over the health of the Susquehanna River within the Middle Susquehanna watershed was graded on a test, it would be rocking a B+ average -- and that isn't necessarily a good thing.
Eight years ago, my daughter Paige had her first experience in a kayak. She was equal parts excited and nervous, but within minutes was paddling all over the small lake at our family's campground near New Columbia, PA. The opportunity opened a whole new world of exploration and remains of our favorite ways to spend time on a warm summer's day
As Riverkeeper, my passion is to protect and promote the region's water-based resources, and I need your help. The upcoming 30-hour fundraising blitz known as Raise the Region starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, and runs through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 12.
“Dad, look, a bald eagle!”
My daughter’s announcement while we returned to our home along the Penns Creek jolted me out of a mental fog – an internal debate session where I weighed the pros and cons of an impending life-changing decision with long-reaching implications for my family.
“I don’t see it,” I replied while blinking and refocusing to where she was pointing.