Education and Outreach / American Dipper Children's Book

Dee Dee the Fryingpan River Dipper

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!





Authors, illustrators and photographers are from the Roaring Fork Valley!

Authors & Illustrators

Click here to see sample pages

Contact Us

Roaring Fork Conservancy
PO Box 3349
Basalt, CO 81621
(970) 927-1290

200 Basalt Center Circle, Suite 120, Basalt, CO 81621

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