Streams and Rivers

A stream is a small body of flowing water. A river is a large natural stream of water flowing toward a lake or ocean.

Go to 42explore: Rivers for more information.


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Leaf in Stream
Description (QuickTime Movie, with sound): A leaf floats down a mountain stream in Idaho near Yellowstone National Park.

Salmon River in Idaho
Description (QuickTime Movie, no sound): A view of the Salmon River in Idaho including two eagles in a tree.


Colorado River near Moab Utah

River in Montana

Rio Grande River

Riverboat on the Mississippi River

Rouge River in Oregon

Logs in a Stream

Little Missouri River in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Naturescapes Starters is a copyright-friendly image and movie resource for educators and students. The collection was developed as part of a partnership between the eduScapes natureScapes project and TIPT - PT3 project.

The photographs and movies above can be used in educational projects, but may not be reproduced for sale. Be sure to include the following citation somewhere in your project. Insert the title of the photograph or movie where it says ImageName.

Lamb, A. & Johnson, L. (2004). ImageName. Naturescapes Starters. <>



Created 2/04.