That’s right! That’s a mouthful isn’t it? Well, what we do can be summed up in this amazingly complex word OR we can bring it home by reminding everyone about their childhood.

Remember the sandbox and water hose days? You sat in your summer clothes dirty or sandy using the flow of the waterhose to make paths in the sand or dirt. You dug moats on the beach for the waves to fill to protect your castle. You splashed in puddles and connected them by digging runs from one to the other to see what would happen.

You practiced fluvial geomorphology. That’s right. Every kids in the world who moved sand or dirt with water had it going on!

If you want to extend it – think of how everything is connected. Without water (hydro) you have no stream or river. In that water are so many things. It includes chemistry (very fancy and complex science), flora (plants like little algae), and fauna (animals). These things make up the BIO part of our descriptive title. 

Fluvial is of the river or stream. Geo is of the earth. Morphology is the study of changes.

There you have it…HYDRO-BIO-FLUVIAL-GEO-MORPHOLOGY

The science of how water changes the earth and what things exist in that water. It does so fancy – so use the fancy word to impress your friends and family. But know this – some time in your life, you were probably practicing a very special science!

So, a reminder that no matter how old you are, or where you live, you can be a scientist.

So get out there – AND GO ANYWHERE YOU CRAZY MAD SCIENTIST.  

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