Welcome to the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences for Kids, Class in the Creek HomePage! Watch our 2 minute introductory video! Eventually these small streams meet up into a larger river, which again feed into even larger. For rural and remote living children, lakes and rivers serve as transportation routes as well Swimming lessons are a great opportunity for families to participate in fun ratio of at least 1 adult for every 2 young children, and 1 adult for every baby. Check the label to be sure that your child's PFD or life jacket meets current. Find out what's on offer for children, including parties and school holiday activities. Children's activities. 2-riversmeet-logo-small Gymnastics and trampolining courses for children aged 5 to 17 as well as open Kid swimming underwater.
That means drowning can happen where you'd least expect it — the sink, the toilet bowl, fountains, buckets, inflatable pools, or small bodies of standing water around your home, such as ditches filled with rainwater.
Always watch children closely when they're in or near any water.
If you're not a swimmer yourself, it's a good idea to take lessons and learn how to swim. And kids over 4 years old should learn, too check the local recreation center for classes taught by qualified instructors. Don't assume that a child who knows how to swim isn't at risk for drowning.
Water Safety (for Parents)
All kids need to be supervised in the water, no matter what their swimming skills. And infants, toddlers, and weak swimmers should have an adult swimmer within arm's reach to provide "touch supervision. Check the weight and size recommendations on the label, then have your child try it on to make sure it fits snugly. For kids younger than 5 years old, choose a vest with a strap between the legs and head support — the collar will keep the child's head up and face out of the water.
Inflatable vests and arm devices such as water wings are not effective protection against drowning. Don't forget the sunscreen and reapply often, especially if the kids are getting wet.
UV sunglasses, hats, and protective clothing also can help provide sun protection. Kids should drink plenty of fluids, particularly water, to prevent dehydration.
It's easy to get dehydrated in the sun, especially when kids are active and sweating. Dizziness, feeling lightheaded, or nausea are just some of the signs of dehydration and overheating.
Water temperature is important, too. Enter the water slowly and make sure it feels comfortable for you and your kids. Body temperature drops more quickly in water than on land, and it doesn't take long for hypothermia when the body loses heat faster than it can produce it to set in. At Home and at the Pool Water safety begins in the home.
The bathroom is full of dangers for youngsters. Never leave a young child unattended in the bathroom, especially while bathing — even if the child appears to be well propped in a safety tub or bath ring. Put away hair dryers and all other electrical appliances to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Outside the home, being aware can help prevent accidents. Find out where the water hazards in your neighborhood are. Who has a pool or hot tub? Where are the retaining ponds or creeks that may attract kids?
Tell neighbors who have pools that you have a young child and ask them to keep their gates locked. Home Pools Having a pool, pond, spa, or hot tub on your property is a tremendous responsibility when it comes to safety.
Hot tubs may feel great to adults, but kids can become dangerously overheated in them and can even drown — so it's best not to let them use them at all. Having a fence one that goes directly around the pool or spa between the water and your house is the best safety investment you can make and will help prevent pool-related drownings. Fences should stand at least 4 feet centimeters high with no foot or handrails for kids to climb on.Exploring Landforms and Bodies of Water for Kids - FreeSchool
Gates should be self-closing and self-latching, and the latch should be out of kids' reach. You can buy other devices, such as pool covers and alarms, but these haven't been proved effective against drowning for very young children, so fencing remains your best measure of protection.
Making Kids Water Wise It's important to teach your kids proper pool and spa behavior, and to make sure that you take the right precautions, too.
Let kids know that they should contact the lifeguard or an adult if there's an emergency. Kids shouldn't run or push around the pool and should never dive in areas that are not marked for diving. If the weather turns bad especially if there's lightningthey should get out of the pool immediately. Above all, supervise your kids at all times. Don't assume that just because your child took swimming lessons or is using a flotation device such as an inner tube or inflatable raft that there's no drowning risk.
If you're at a party, it's especially easy to become distracted, so designate an adult who will be responsible for watching the children. If you leave your child with a babysitter, make sure he or she knows your rules for the pool.
Seconds count when it comes to water emergencies, so take a cordless phone with you when you're watching kids during water play.
A quick-dial feature keyed to or your local emergency center will also save additional seconds. If you receive a call while supervising kids, keep your conversation brief to prevent being distracted.
Once you've installed all your safety equipment, review your home for water hazards and plan what to do in an emergency. Learn CPR other caregivers should learn it, too and make sure you have safety equipment, such as emergency flotation devices, that are in good shape and are close at hand when boating or swimming. Post emergency numbers on all phones and make sure all caregivers are aware of their locations.
After your kids are finished playing in the pool for the day, be sure to remove all pool toys and put them away. Children have drowned while trying to retrieve playthings left in the pool. Keep water safety a priority, even after the swim season is over. Pools with covers are not safe; many kids try to walk on top of pools during the winter months and may get trapped underneath a pool cover. In addition, icy pools, ponds, and streams are tempting play areas for kids, so keep your pool gates locked and teach your kids to stay away from water without your supervision.
If you have an above-ground pool, it's wise to always lock or remove the ladder when the pool is not in use. Water Safety Outdoors First, teach kids never to swim alone. Using the buddy system means there's always someone looking out for you. Make sure your kids understand that swimming in a pool is different from swimming in a lake or the ocean — there are different hazards for each.
Here are some tips: At Lakes and Ponds Don't let kids swim without adult supervision — lakes or ponds might be shallow near the bank, but increase in depth sharply farther out from shore.
While splashing around and having fun in the river, kids are also collecting aquatic macroinvertebrates and fish, classifying and identifying insects and other organisms to observe the morphology, structure, function and adaptations of these organisms while also learning about indicators of water quality, food webs, the interrelatedness of aquatic habitats and the basic effects of climate change.
After picking out a cool pair of boots to wear, we'll be ready to wade out into the river! Yes it's cold and yes, you will get a little wet But nevermind that, when there's so much cool stuff to be found. We kick up the rocks and catch the debris in our kick nets, while another teammate scavenges around for other aquatic treasures!
Your kick-net won't come up with every one of these creatures, make a note of which insects, fish and plant life you find in different parts of the river. River Facts You Outta Know! Where did all of that water come from? That water is flowing as if it's going somewhere in a hurry! Up in the mountains, snow and rainfall trickle down steep mountain sides forming multiple small streams which cut into the earth and meet up with water that has seeped into the ground.
Eventually these small streams meet up into a larger river, which again feed into even larger rivers. Where is all of that Water Going so Fast? Eventually these streams and larger rivers finally make it to the ocean! This area of land from where the first river starts all the way to where it drains into the ocean is called the Columbia River Basin watershed.