In freshwater environments, including rivers, lakes, and streams, what factors can you think of that contribute to water quality? Why does water quality matter?
In this lesson, you will dive into the world of a little-known animal that plays a key role in the environment: the freshwater mussel. You will use media, text, diagrams, and images to examine the following three questions:
Throughout the lesson, you will complete tasks such as writing responses to questions, highlighting important text, and reading diagrams. At the end of the lesson, you will write an opinion piece that demonstrates what you’ve learned about the topic.
The Delaware Estuary portion of the Delaware River Basin spans 134 miles from Trenton, New Jersey, to the mouth of the Delaware Bay.
The following terms are used throughout this lesson: