Category Archives: Virginia Water Radio

On Virginia Water Radio for 5-22-17: Here Comes Atlantic Tropical Storm Season 2017

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of May 22, 2017, is “After Arlene’s April Opener, Here Comes Atlantic Tropical Storm Season 2017.”  The 3 min./56 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/05/episode-369-5-22-17-after-arlenes-april.html, is the show’s annual preview of the upcoming tropical storm season, with preparedness information.

Photo 2 Arlene from NASA
An early starter for the 2017 Atlantic tropical storm season: Tropical Storm Arlene in the mid-Atlantic on April 21, 2017, 7:45 a.m. EDT.  Puerto Rico is visible in the lower left corner of the photo.  Photo from the GOES-East satellite, NASA/NOAA GOES Project, in “NASA Satellite Animation Shows Tropical Storm Arlene “Eaten” By Weather System,” 4/22/17, online at https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/td1-atlantic-ocean.


Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 5-15-17: A Great Smoky Mountains Summer Learning Opportunity

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of May 15, 2017, is “Exploring the Smokies in a Summer Field Course from the Home of the Hokies.”  The 5 min./53 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/05/episode-368-5-15-17-exploring-smokies.html, focuses on a week-long field course in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, led each August by Virginia Tech faculty member Don Linzey, who’s studied the wildlife of the park since 1963.

DSCF2456A stream view in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, August 2014.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 5-8-17: Mayflies Get the Call from Patrick County High School Students

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of May 8, 2017, is “A High School Call for Mayflies.”  The 4 min./14 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/05/episode-367-5-8-17-high-school-call-for.html focuses on a diverse and unusual group of aquatic insects.  The episode features guest voices of students from Patrick County High School in Stuart, Va.

367 Photo Mayfly adult Lee County VA May 2010 by Tony Timpano RCVD 5-1-17

Adult mayfly photographed in Lee County, Va., May 2010.  Photo by Tony Timpano, used with permission.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 5-1-17: SERCAP’s Past and Present of Paying Attention to Rural Water and Wastewater Needs

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of May 1, 2017, is “SERCAP Continues a Rural Water and Wastewater Focus That Began in 1969.”  The 4 min./51 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/05/episode-366-5-1-17-sercap-continues.html, introduces the Roanoke-based organization whose work since 1969 in rural water, wastewater, and community development has been a model for similar organizations nationwide.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 4-24-17: Middle Schoolers Make the Call on the Water Cycle, Watersheds, and Stormwater

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of April 24, 2017, is “Where’s Stormwater Get Started?  Ask a Middle Schooler!”  The 3 min./53 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/04/episode-365-4-24-17-wheres-stormwater.html, gives Virginia citizens a water cycle and watershed vocabulary quiz, called out by Christiansburg Middle School students attending a local Stormwater Education Day on April 12, 2017.

Stormwater Education Day CMS at Izaak Walton Apr12 2017 USED Radio 365

Learning stations ready for Christiansburg (Va.) Middle School students at Stormwater Education Day, held by Montgomery County Schools and the Town of Christiansburg on April 12, 2017.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 4-17-17: Red-winged Blackbirds

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of April 17, 2017, is “Red-winged Blackbirds.”  The 4 min./03 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/04/episode-364-4-17-17-red-winged.html, focuses on a bird known for its abundance, the male’s bright wing colors, and the distinctive song often heard on a spring or summer trip near water.  The episode includes part of “Red Wing” by the Harrisonburg, Va.-based band The Steel Wheels.

Red-wing photo USFWS

A male Red-winged Blackbird in California in 2009, showing the red and yellow wing-bar colors.  Photo by Lee Karney, made available for public use by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library, online at https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm/singleitem/collection/natdiglib/id/6889/rec/3.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 4-10-17: Patrick County High School Students Introduce Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode for the week of April 10, 2017, is “Students Make a Call for Stream Insects and Other Invertebrates.”  The 4 min./17 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/04/episode-363-4-10-17-students-make-call.html, features students from Patrick County High School in Stuart, Va., during a visit to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on March 31, 2017.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!