The rivers of  Estonia
●   We have over 7000 rivers in Estonia, but only    10 of them are over 100 km long●   The Vigala River is the longest ri...
The Vigala river (Vigala jõgi)
The Vigala River flows through the          town of Rapla
In the river and on the riverbanks         grow lots of plants
Poisonous climbing nightshade    (Solanum dulcamara)
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
Water mint (Mentha aquatica)
Yellow iris(Iris pseudacorus)
Forget-me-not flower(Myosotis        scorpioides)
Yellow marsh marigold(Caltha         palustris)
Reed (Phragmites australis)
Aspen (Populus tremula),downy   birch (Betula pubescens)
Hop (Humulus lupulus)
Grey alder (Alnus incana)
Bird cherry (Padus avium)
Some mushrooms as well
In the river and on the riverbanks     also live a lot of animals
Painter’s mussel (Unio pictorum)
Toad (Bufo Bufo)
Frog (Rana arvalis)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
.According to the local fishermen, the  following fishes live in the river:●   pike (Esox lucius)          ●   hub (Leucis...
Beavers (Castor fiber) worldBeavers build dams   For this, they fall trees
Beavers are skilled tree - cutters                 ●   http://www.naturetour                     s.ee/?page=3367
Beavers dam
Beavers lodge
And someone`s home...
People also act on the banks of the              river
They build their homes here
In Rapla you can find River(Jõe)            Street.
Along the neat riverside promenade            you can...
... walk,
...rest,
...climb,
... ride a bicycle
Lots of Rapla’s historic andimportant buildings are located near              the river:
Historic Stone Bridge
Church
Hospital
Bank
Pharmacy
In teaching process the river is an  inexhaustible field of research
The students studying the small    organisms of the river
We specified these creatures using          the binoculars
And drew them
Pond snail (Lymnea stagnalis)
Caddisfly (Limnephilus flavicornis)              larva
Cyclops (Cyclops )
Waterflea   Mosquito(Daphnia)   (Culicidae)larva
Arrhenurrus(Arrenurrus)
Larva of pale evening dun  (Procloeon bifidum )
Woodlouse (Asellus)
●All photos in this presentation are    originals( except beaver), photographed or painted by our   team. The work lasted ...
The following children from Form 4helped to complete the presentation: Mikk-Sander         Kristjan
Tõnis-Aleks, Anna-Maria, Aileen
Thanks for your  attention!
The Rivers of Estonia
The Rivers of Estonia
The Rivers of Estonia
The Rivers of Estonia
The Rivers of Estonia
The Rivers of Estonia
The Rivers of Estonia
The Rivers of Estonia
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The Rivers of Estonia

  1. 1. The rivers of Estonia
  2. 2. ● We have over 7000 rivers in Estonia, but only 10 of them are over 100 km long● The Vigala River is the longest river in Rapla County. It is 95 km long● It begins in Keava bog, Rapla county and it takes its waters into the Kasari river, and together with it into Matsalu bay in the Baltic Sea.● The river is very close to our school● http://kaart.otsing.delfi.ee/index.php?id=1&uid=3f22
  3. 3. The Vigala river (Vigala jõgi)
  4. 4. The Vigala River flows through the town of Rapla
  5. 5. In the river and on the riverbanks grow lots of plants
  6. 6. Poisonous climbing nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
  7. 7. Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)
  8. 8. Water mint (Mentha aquatica)
  9. 9. Yellow iris(Iris pseudacorus)
  10. 10. Forget-me-not flower(Myosotis scorpioides)
  11. 11. Yellow marsh marigold(Caltha palustris)
  12. 12. Reed (Phragmites australis)
  13. 13. Aspen (Populus tremula),downy birch (Betula pubescens)
  14. 14. Hop (Humulus lupulus)
  15. 15. Grey alder (Alnus incana)
  16. 16. Bird cherry (Padus avium)
  17. 17. Some mushrooms as well
  18. 18. In the river and on the riverbanks also live a lot of animals
  19. 19. Painter’s mussel (Unio pictorum)
  20. 20. Toad (Bufo Bufo)
  21. 21. Frog (Rana arvalis)
  22. 22. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
  23. 23. .According to the local fishermen, the following fishes live in the river:● pike (Esox lucius) ● hub (Leuciscus cephalus)● perch (Perca fluviatilis) ● tench (Tinca tinca)● vimba bream (Vimba vimba) ● carp (Cyprinus carpios)● roach (Rutilus rutilus) ● bleak (Alburnus alburnus)● burbot (Lota lota)
  24. 24. Beavers (Castor fiber) worldBeavers build dams For this, they fall trees
  25. 25. Beavers are skilled tree - cutters ● http://www.naturetour s.ee/?page=3367
  26. 26. Beavers dam
  27. 27. Beavers lodge
  28. 28. And someone`s home...
  29. 29. People also act on the banks of the river
  30. 30. They build their homes here
  31. 31. In Rapla you can find River(Jõe) Street.
  32. 32. Along the neat riverside promenade you can...
  33. 33. ... walk,
  34. 34. ...rest,
  35. 35. ...climb,
  36. 36. ... ride a bicycle
  37. 37. Lots of Rapla’s historic andimportant buildings are located near the river:
  38. 38. Historic Stone Bridge
  39. 39. Church
  40. 40. Hospital
  41. 41. Bank
  42. 42. Pharmacy
  43. 43. In teaching process the river is an inexhaustible field of research
  44. 44. The students studying the small organisms of the river
  45. 45. We specified these creatures using the binoculars
  46. 46. And drew them
  47. 47. Pond snail (Lymnea stagnalis)
  48. 48. Caddisfly (Limnephilus flavicornis) larva
  49. 49. Cyclops (Cyclops )
  50. 50. Waterflea Mosquito(Daphnia) (Culicidae)larva
  51. 51. Arrhenurrus(Arrenurrus)
  52. 52. Larva of pale evening dun (Procloeon bifidum )
  53. 53. Woodlouse (Asellus)
  54. 54. ●All photos in this presentation are originals( except beaver), photographed or painted by our team. The work lasted fromSeptember 2010 to March 2011,but some photos were taken last spring. ●
  55. 55. The following children from Form 4helped to complete the presentation: Mikk-Sander Kristjan
  56. 56. Tõnis-Aleks, Anna-Maria, Aileen
  57. 57. Thanks for your attention!

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