The watershed of the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system encompasses portions or all of six major river basins - the Neuse, Roanoke, Tar-Pamlico, Chowan, Pasquotank, and White Oak. Besides rivers, streams, sounds and marshes, the region includes the fields, forests, cities, and towns that surround them. All the water flowing across this landscape - rain and melted snow - eventually drains into the estuary. The N.C. Office of Environmental Education maintains educational materials for each of North Carolina's River Basins, including booklets, interactive Storymaps, GIS resources, and more.
APNEP participates in the Albemarle-Chowan Watershed Roundtable, which has developed a river basin booklet highlighting the Virginia portion of the Chowan river basin. Complimentary classroom sets can be downloaded or ordered by completing the form below.
APNEP Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) actions addressed:
- D2.2: Provide environmental education training opportunities for educators in the region.
- D2.3: Increase public understanding of the relationship between ecosystem health and human health advisories relating to water, fish, and game.