This time on The Children’s Hour, we learn what a watersheds are, and how they are impacted by forest fires.

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All over the world, people rely upon watersheds for drinking water, irrigating farmland, and for ecosystems. We are joined by educators from the New Mexico Watershed and Forest Restoration Institute, Natalia Shaw and Raymundo Melendez, along with educator and ecologist Dr. Krista Bonfantine.


How do watersheds get cleaned after a forest fire? What can we do to help keep our watersheds pristine?

Mixed with great music! Learn about watersheds and fire with us this time on The Children’s Hour.

Playlists: Watersheds and Fire

Clean WaterThe Raptor ProjectAll ALong the Watershed2010 World Bird Sanctuary02:15
Down to the WaterTim SestonWho I Am2019 Tim Seston02:44
Drop of WaterFlor BromleyPachamama2021 8 POUND GORILLA RECORDS03:06
A Walk in WaterKetsaSomniatic Sleep Experience2022 Dominic Giam01:00
Fire On the MountainGrateful DeadThe Very Best of Grateful Dead2003 Grateful Dead Productions. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.03:49
Living Water SongWagogo BandaThank You Beautiful2014 Luis Armando Ortega06:04
Sweet Water RollingMike Seeger & Peggy SeegerAmerican Folk Songs For Children1977 Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.00:32
FiltrationKetsaAl Kemet2012 Invisible Agent Records01:00
Little Drop of Water (feat. Beth Nielsen Chapman)Kid Pan AlleyKid Pan Alley Nashville2004 Kid Pan Alley Records03:17
The RiverAaron Nigel Smith & Red YarnSmith & Yarn2022 Aya World Productions / Red Yarn's Notebook03:07
Water Drums 1Baka Forest People Of Southeast CameroonHeart of the Forest1993 Rykodisc, manufactured & marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group company.01:38
Sweet WaterPapa Siama with Auntie DallasThe Land of Yangalele2017 Siama Matuzungidi02:48
California Fire (feat. Grotch the Sasquatch)DJ WILLY WOW!It's All Good in the Naturehood! (feat. Grotch the Sasquatch)2021 8 POUND GORILLA RECORDS02:28

Learn more about watersheds with the US Forest Service based in Boise Idaho.


The National Wildlife Federation has a lot of information about forest fires and reclamation of watersheds.