Exploring the watershed with NRWA Eco-adventures - photo by Nancy Ohringer

River Ranger Adventure Book: Activities to Explore & Discover the Nashua River Watershed

River Ranger Adventure Book coverThe NRWA’s River Ranger Adventure Book: Activities to Explore and Discover the Nashua River Watershed, a colorful, 16-page booklet, is a fun way to introduce children ages 7 to 12 to the Nashua River, our watershed, river history, local ecosystems, and environmental stewardship concepts. In the River Ranger Adventure Book, children can learn basic outdoor exploration safety, match animals to their tracks and habitats, map how their community is connected to others by water, and much more.  This is a great way for young people -- and the adults who are accompanying them -- to have fun exploring and learning while making a meaningful and significant connection to the Nashua River watershed.  

NRWA’s River Ranger Adventure Book is free to the public, made possible in part by the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation and the Adelard A. Roy & Valdea Lea Roy Foundation. Pick up your copy at the NRWA’s River Resource Center at 592 Main Street in Groton. If you can’t make it to the River Resource Center, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make other arrangements.  Enjoy exploring the wonders of our watershed!!

 

River Ranger Adventure Book Activity Solutions

Page 2: Activity 2 Word Search for Safety


J O B F B W B P V E T U E V K

W Q S L X G Z X G I I N N X H

R E T A W K I X C N H A J X T

E H F B G D W K O G Q Z O S V

I X H D S I S T P N T R Y D J

K T P C Y I E Z A R X Q R B Q

Z J Z L C E K G E O B W V M E

P O I S O N I V Y S B Y T W J

W K X J V R H B Q N S I D G B

B A Q D R D E Y M T P P Q C F

 

Page 4: Bonus List of Tributaries to the Nashua River

Nissitissit
North Nashua
Quinapoxet
Squannacook
Stillwater

 

Page 5: Activity 4 Match the Animal to the Tracks

River Ranger Page 5 Track Matching Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 11: Activity 10 River Scramble

BIRDING

      KAYAKING

        SWIMMING

        HIKING

      RUNNING

     WALKING

 

 

Page 12: Activity 11 Habitat Matching Game

River Ranger Page 12 Habitat Matching Game Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 13: Activity 12 Animal Adaptations

River Ranger Page 13 Animal Adaptations Solution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 14: Bonus Animals on the Front Desk Panels at NRWA River Resource Center

North American Beaver (Castor Canadensis)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias)
Moose (Alces alces)
Canada Geese (Branta Canadensis)

 

Page 15: Bonus What Does "Nashua" Mean? (Native American "Nashaway")

Nashua or Nashaway means "river with the pebbled bottom."