Under the watchful eye of RFC educator's, a group of fourth-grade students from Basalt Elementary went into the field to discover and study the American Dipper.
Over the course of a month, the students watched American Dippers build their nests and thrive on the banks of the beautiful Fryingpan River in Basalt, Colorado. Students quietly immersed themselves in the Dipper's world and watched them hunt, fly, and of course, DIP!
After their careful observations and sketches, the students drew their final illustrations for this book. Educators at Roaring Fork Conservancy also contributed illustrations of its mascot, the American Dipper - the only North American aquatic songbird, and champion of healthy mountain streams.
The original, illustrated story of Dee Dee PLUS:
American Dipper facts and photos, and
a special 5-page "My River Journal" for further exploration!