B-Wet Upper Susquehanna Workshop Materials

Watershed Workshop Materials

Topographic Map Exercise
USGS Topo Map Symbols
US Topo Symbols New Series
Aerial Photograph Exercise
Site Characterization
Maps Air Photos Resource List
Chesapeake Connection
Fishing Chesapeake Maryland HS Version
Historic Accounts Bay Fisheries
Salmon ID Fishes Lake Ontario
Topo Map Symbols
Water Testing Reporting Sheet
Watershed Models Niagara
Trace the Stream



Manuals/Posters Workshop Materials
AEM Environmental Stewardship Flyer
Upper Susquehanne Wetland Program
Upper Susquehanna Integrated Approach

Additional Free Resources

Source: http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/biogeo/nanc/usda/susq.htm

New York Watersheds

New York states' watershed is quite varied, with rivers flowing into Lake Erie, Chesapeake Bay (Susquehann River), Ohio river system (Allegany river), Atlantic Ocean (Hudson river), St. Lawrence sea way (St. Lawrence River), and into Lake Ontario (Genesee river).  The Susquehanna River has its headwaters mostly in New York's Southern Tier Region (Elmira, Corning, Hornell, Binghamton, Cortland, Oneonta, etc.). So, even though we are a couple hundred miles away from the Chesapeake Bay, New York is an important part of the system. When we train teachers about watersheds, we will include field work on testing stream quality.In total there are about 17 major watersheds in New York state.  A watershed drains an area of land into a specific body of water.  Watersheds are typically divided by high elevation (mountains, hills, ridges).  Rivers in New York flow east, west, north, and south.  It is all about gravity!  For more on specific watersheds in New York state, go to: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/26561.html 

NY State Watershed  

Monroe Community College received a generous grant from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as part of the Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Upper Susquehanna program. The two-year grant (2015-2017) will train teachers and inform educators in New York about watersheds and related topics. Funding will support instructional activities in conjunction with the New York Geographic Alliance programs.