Episode 45: World Rivers Day
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With Mark Angelo of World Rivers Day

When did World Rivers Day begin? How can educators get involved in it? What inspired the children’s book The Little Creek That Could? In what ways do rivers and streams benefit ecosystems, humans, and other life forms? Children’s author and World Rivers Day founder Mark Angelo discusses the value of rivers and streams, the threats they face, what educators can do to mark World Rivers Day, and how communities of learners and educators can collaborate at any scale on river/stream explorations and clean-ups. There’s also talk of trout, salmon, and water striders… 

Guest (from https://www.thelittlecreekthatcould.com/):

Mark Angelo is a globally renowned river conservationist, speaker, teacher, writer, and paddler. He is the Chair and founder of World Rivers Day, now celebrated by millions of people in close to 100 countries. Among his many accolades, he is a recipient of the Order of Canada for his efforts to protect and restore rivers both locally and around the world. Mark has paddled more than 1000 rivers in over 100 countries and his work has been the subject of several feature films. He has led numerous river and stream restoration efforts, including those along Guichon Creek, “the little creek that could.” Mark resides in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, where he continues to mentor conservation groups and young people with an interest in water-related issues.

Copies of The Little Creek That Could can be ordered from https://www.thelittlecreekthatcould.com/.

*Episode edited by M. Angel Goñi Avila

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