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Environmental Education ~ Guidebooks--Natural History ~ Natural Resources & Conservation

QuickGuide to Major Groups of Freshwater Invertebrates

by J. Reese Voshell, Jr. (Click for author info)
illustrated by Amy Bartlett Wright

$5.95 Laminated Brochure
ISBN 0-939923-01-7; 978-0-939923-01-4

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DESCRIPTION:

QuickGuide to Major Groups of Freshwater Invertebrates is a teaching/learning resource that provides a simple, fast, and accurate way to identify the more common and widespread groups of freshwater invertebrates of North America to the taxonomic levels of Class and Order.

QuickGuide will be useful to teachers, students, naturalists, water quality monitors, landowners, aquatic resource managers, youth groups, and others interested in, or responsible for, studying, monitoring, or managing freshwater resources. QuickGuide is a modestly reorganized version of information contained in J. Reese Voshell’s A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America. The great advantage of the stand-alone version of QuickGuide is that it is easier to use in the larger format than is the guide in the book, and it can be used in the field or laboratory with minimal risk of damage by water or mud.

QuickGuide is a laminated brochure, sealed on all four sides, that, when unfolded, measures 18” wide x 9.5” high. QuickGuide is accordion-folded into 8 panels, each measuring 4.5” wide by 9.5” high.

QuickGuide can easily be used in conjunction with other freshwater education resources authored by J. Reese Voshell – Flash Cards of Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America (2009) and the very popular book A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America (2002). Combined, these items represent a powerful array of interconnected, interactive resources that blend printed information, visual information, process, thought, and experience -- all of which enhances, integrates, and accelerates learning about freshwater invertebrates and the important role they play in freshwater ecosystems.