Poetry of a Watershed Stream
WEBSITE — View on YouTube
6.5 minute video by Tobe Carey celebrates with 4-season footage and music one stream that feeds into the Ashokan Reservoir of the Catskill Mountains. A calming interlude during busy, stressful days.
The Price of Water
Website — View on Time and the Valleys Museum
A short video documentary in four parts featuring interviews with several negotiators of the NYC Memorandum of Agreement, and of the farm program, as well as others involved in watershed protection efforts. Produced for Time & The Valleys Museum.
What is a Watershed?
Website — View on YouTube
3-Minute video produced by Missouri and Mississippi Divide Resource Conservation & Development. Inc.
The Human Water Cycle
WEBSITE — View on Science 360
A Science 360 video series of four five-minute videos exploring connections between water, food and energy.
Trout in the Classroom
WEBSITE — View on NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection
A 4-minute video describing this program through which trout are raised in classroom tanks, creating young watershed stewards.
WEBSITE — American Museum of Natural History
Series of animations, done in conjunction with major water exhibit at American Museum of Natural History, about where NYC water comes from, how it gets to the city and what happens after it goes down the drain.
Digital Macroinvertebrate ID Cards
WEBSITE — View at Ed Engleman
Free download with photos description, habitat, and life cycle information.
Flo: The Watershed Project
WEBSITE — Flo: The Watershed Project
An artistic, scientific and educational game simulation project about the vital importance of water. Players use the Microsoft Kinect (or WASD/arrow keys) to control the life of a water droplet as it flows down streams, creeks, tributaries, then through reservoirs, tunnels and aqueducts to become drinking water in New York City!
The Gilboa Fossils
Contact: Kristin Wyckoff
WEBSITE — Gilboa Museum Presents (See Field Trips for Gilboa Museum)
Interactive website focused on the oldest tree fossils ever found, uncovered during construction of Gilboa Dam of Schoharie Reservoir. Online activities. 30-minute video, produced by Gilboa Historical Society, available for purchase.
Harvest of Songs
WEBSITE — Harvest of Songs
CD and associated website featuring 10 recordings of songs on topics related to gardening, farming and the NYC Watershed, as well as standards-aligned classroom activities. Free downloads of student-created tunes and curricula materials.
New York City Recreation Areas
WEBSITE — NYC DEP / Maps
This interactive map includes boat launch sites, hiking trails, day use areas and fishing sites on New York City lands and reservoirs in the WOH Watershed.
For information on recreational access permits and group passes, go to Recreation on NYCDEP’s website,