Stream Morphology

How did that stream get there?  Using hands-on activities, students determine the factors involved in stream formation, including water source, substrate, incline, velocity, and turbidity.  We then journey to the East Branch Creek to identify how these factors influenced the formation of the stream.

Fee:  $8 per studentfor a half day program, $80 minimum fee per class. (Can be combined with another class for a full day field trip.) Fee includes half day program at the Conservancy, detailed Teacher Preparation Packet, and brief team meeting

For more information or for reservations contact: Linda Oltman, Environmental Education Coordinator, at (610) 287-9383 or

PDE Academic Standards covered by this lesson include:

Under Watersheds and Wetlands

4.1.4AIdentify various types of water environments

4.1.7BUnderstand the role of a watershed

Under Earth Sciences

3.5.4AKnow basic landforms and earth history

3.5.7ADescribe earth features and processes