Index

This page contains a comprehensive index of all the major topics of each episode, beginning with the first episode in which the short format with only the "Sounds and Music" segment was used: Episode 67 on June 6, 2011. All episodes since are indexed here by general category, with links to the episode to which they refer.


Amphibians
Barking Treefrog  | EP319 - 6/6/16
Bullfrog EP 74 - 8/8/11
Carpenter Frog EP 148 - 2/11/13
Eastern Spadefoot | EP 357 - 2/27/17
Medleys of frog calls | EP 148 - 2/11/13 (American Toad, Bullfrog, Mountain, Carpenter Frog, Chorus Frog, Gray Tree Frog, Green Frog, Northern Cricket Frog, Pickerel Frog, Spring Peeper, Wood Frog); EP 206 - 3/14/14 (American Toad, Spring Peeper, Wood Frog)
Gray Tree Frog | EP 323 - 7/4/16 (July 4 Debate)
Green Frog | EP 310 - 4/4/16
Hellbender | EP 185 - 10/28/13
Herp Blitz (Va. Herpetological Society | EP 371 - 6/5/17 (features sounds of Bullfrog, Gray Treefrog, Northern Cricket Frog, Fowler's Toad, Green Frog)
Salamanders generally | EP 257 - 3/16/15
Spring Peeper | EP 105 - 4/2/12 
Virginia Herpetological Society large-scale study | EP69 – 6/20/11

Birds
Bald Eagle | EP117 – 7/2/12
Baltimore Oriole
EP2645/4/15 

Belted Kingfisher | EP224 – 7/28/14
Black skimmers | EP213 – 5/12/14
Black-crowned Night Heron EP23510/13/14
Canada Goose EP3359/26/16 
Cedar Waxwing EP3329/5/16
Christmas Bird CountEP29412/14/15
Cuckoos and rain | EP174 – 8/12/13
Diving vs. dabbling ducks | EP197 – 1/20/14
Ducks | EP136 – 11/12/12; EP197 – 1/20/14 (Canvasbacks); EP3032/15/16 (Common Goldeneye);
Eastern Screech-OwlEP227 – 8/18/14
Fall migratory birds | EP183 – 10/14/13; EP281 – 9/14/15; EP3359/26/16
Fish Crow EP3521/23/17
Great Blue Heron
|
EP118 – 7/9/12; EP277 - 8/10/15
HummingbirdsEP281 – 9/14/15
Loons | EP88 – 11/14/11
Royal Tern | EP68 – 6/13/11
Sandpipers
EP2645/4/15
;
EP3155/9/16
Snow Goose | EP138 – 11/26/12
Sparrows
EP2542/23/15

Summer birds | 
EP118 – 7/9/12 
SwallowsEP3298/15/16
Tundra Swan | EP90 – 11/28/11
Virginia Rails | EP165 – 6/10/13
Warblers | EP157 – 4/15/13
Water use by birds | EP137 – 11/19/12
Wild Turkey | EP343 – 11/21/16
Winter birds | EP150 – 2/25/13

Community/Organizations
Chesapeake Bay Restoration Efforts (TMDL) | EP115 – 6/18/12; EP3052/29/16
Clean Water Act | EP2696/8/15 
Drinking Water WeekEP3145/2/16 
Fix a Leak WeekEP3073/14/16
Envirothon | EP114 – 6/11/12
Polar Plunge | EP3562/20/17
Record water level marker dedication comments | EP86 – 10/31/11
SERCAP (formerly Virginia Water Project) | EP366 – 5/1/17
State Water Control Board | EP94 – 1/9/12 
U.S. Air ForceEP341 – 11/7/16
U.S. Coast GuardEP239 – 11/10/14
U.S. NavyEP289 – 11/9/15
Virginia Department of Game and Inland FisheriesEP3226/27/16
Virginia General Assembly | EP143 – 1/7/13; EP147 – 2/4/13; EP196 – 1/13/14; EP247 – 1/5/15; EP2522/9/15; EP297 – 1/4/16; EP3022/8/16; EP3501/9/17; EP3531/30/17; EP3593/13/17 
Virginia Marine Resources Commission | EP91 – 12/5/11
Virginia State Parks | 
EP161 – 5/13/13; EP3206/13/16

Virginia State Water Commission | EP347 – 12/19/16 
Virginia Water Resources Research CenterEP3012/1/1 (new internship program in 2016) 
Virginia Wildlife Action Plan | EP154 – 3/25/13
Walk across Virginia | EP110 – 5/14/12
Water supply planning | EP261 – 4/13/15 (updates EP85 – 10/24/11)

Energy
American Power Suite EP3165/16/16
Hydroelectric power | 
EP170 – 7/15/13

Solid-waste recycling, energy, and waterEP240 – 11/17/14
Water quality and coal | 
EP97 – 1/30/12; EP98 – 2/6/12; EP99 – 2/13/12

Fish
Atlantic Menhaden | EP128 – 9/17/12
Fish familiesEP241 – 11/24/14
Fish migration | EP211 – 4/28/14 
Fish sounds | EP77 – 8/29/11
Methods of fish sampling | EP172 – 7/29/13
Spring signals to fish and anglers
EP311 – 4/11/16

Groundwater
Groundwater generally | EP3063/7/16
National Groundwater Awareness WeekEP3063/7/16
Springs | EP75 – 8/15/11
Virginia caves | EP158 – 4/22/13 (featuring Luray Caverns Great Stalacpipe Organ)
Winter precipitation and water supplies EP2583/23/15
Well drilling | 
EP219 – 6/23/14
Well-water testingEP361– 3/27/17

History
Abraham Lincoln and Virginia Waters | EP201 – 2/17/14; EP3552/13/17
BridgesEP245 – 12/22/14
Cumberland Gap | EP126 – 9/3/12
Exploration of the Chesapeake Bay | EP140 – 12/10/12, EP364 - 12/12/16 (on Werowocomoco)
Forks in WaterwaysEP28410/2/15
Fort ValleyEP3318/29/16
Historic-record water level marker dedication at New RiverEP86 – 10/31/11
James River Batteau Festival | EP373 – 6/19/17
July 4 Water DebateEP3237/4/16
Madison County 1995 flash floodsEP272 – 6/29/15 
Maritime history education | EP80 – 9/19/11
Monroe DoctrineEP29312/7/15
Oysters and Oystering in the Chesapeake Bay and Other EstuariesEP279 - 8/24/15
River PiracyEP232 - 9/22/14
Tribute to George Washington and the Rappahannock | EP304 – 2/22/16
U.S. Armed Forces | EP187 – 11/11/13 (Veterans Day episode); EP239 – 11/10/14 (Veterans Day episode-Coast Guard);  EP289 – 11/9/15 (Veterans Day episode-Navy); EP341 – 11/7/16 (Veterans Day episode-Air Force)
Virginia and the National Park Service System | EP229 - 9/1/14 
Virginia and the Ohio River Valley | EP2747/13/15
Virginia General Assembly | EP143 – 1/7/13
Virginia Native Peoples | EP364 - 12/12/16 (on Werowocomoco)
Virginia's Peninsula and Historic Triangle EP273 – 7/6/15 
Water and Settlement of Roanoke | EP181 – 9/30/13
Water and the Civil War | EP101 – 3/5/12; EP104 – 3/26/12; EP164 – 6/3/13 (Memorial Day episode); EP201 – 2/17/14; EP223 – 7/21/14; EP3185/30/16 (Memorial Day episode)
Water and the Revolutionary War | EP103 – 3/19/12; EP168 – 7/1/13; EP273 – 7/6/15 
Water and Virginia-born Presidents | EP135 – 11/5/12
Water origins of Virginia Declaration signers | EP220 – 6/30/14
World HistoryEP340 – 11/2/16

Insects
Aquatic insects generallyEP81 – 9/26/11; EP3634/10/17
AntsEP2716/22/15
BeesEP3134/25/16
Chironomids (non-biting midges) | EP2686/1/15 
Dragonflies and damselflies | EP119 (revisited) – 8/3/15
Mayflies
EP367 – 5/8/17
 

Mosquitoes | EP78 – 9/5/11; EP2593/30/15
Streamside insects
EP33610/3/16
True bugs (in general)EP23710/27/14
True flies (in general) | 
EP221 – 7/7/14
WaspsEP2767/27/15
 
Invertebrates Other Than Insects
Aquatic invertebrates generallyEP81 – 9/26/11 (in stream assessment);  EP3634/10/17
Freshwater Snails
EP262 – 4/20/15
OystersEP279 - 8/24/15; EP2809/7/15
Streamside spiders EP33610/3/16

Mammals

Overall Importance of Water
BridgesEP245 – 12/22/14
Drinking Water WeekEP3145/2/16
Infrastructure generally
EP372 – 6/12/17

New Year's episodes
| Episode 142, 12-31-12; EP194 – 12/30/13; EP29612/28/15; EP3491/2/17
Rural Virginia Water/Wastewater | EP366 – 5/1/17
Spring episodes
| EP206 – 3/14/14; EP212 – 5/5/14; EP308 – 3/21/16 

Thanksgiving episodesEP189 – 11/25/13; EP241 – 11/24/14; EP291 – 11/23/15; EP343 – 11/21/16
Virginia Household Water Quality ProgramEP361– 3/27/17
Virginia Tech students' Virginia Water Lessons EP244 – 12/15/14
U.S. elections EP340 – 11/2/16
Water and human relationships |
EP142 – 12/31/12 ; EP3511/16/17
Water and imagery | EP194 – 12/30/13; EP200 – 2/10/14; EP29612/28/15
Water conservation
EP3073/14/16

Water resources degree at Virginia Tech
EP243 – 12/8/14
Winter precipitation and water supplies EP2583/23/15
Worldwide water needs | EP122 – 8/6/12

Plants
Chesapeake Bay Submerged Aquatic VegetationEP3257/18/16
Early spring plants | EP212 – 5/5/14 
Flora of VirginiaEP3542/6/17 
Forestry | EP160 – 5/6/13
Maple trees | EP84 – 10/17/11
Rhododendrons | EP216 – 6/2/14
Sycamore trees | EP176 – 8/26/13
Tree colors and changes
in fall | EP28510/9/15

Tree structures for water movement | EP28510/9/15
Trees' human and ecological benefits | EP153 – 3/18/13
Witch HazelEP238 – 10/31/14

Recreation
Boating safety | EP111 – 5/21/12; EP2706/15/15 (Operation Dry Water and BUI); EP370 – 5/29/17
Dock safety | EP131 – 10/8/12
Fishing-line recycling | EP175 – 8/19/13
National parks, seashores, and related places EP229 - 9/1/14; EP2309/8/14; EP2319/15/14; EP3685/15/17 
New River | EP179 – 9/16/13
SCUBA divingEP2991/18/16
Smart buoys | EP159 – 4/29/13
Spring signals to fish and anglersEP311 – 4/11/16
Stream access law in VirginiaEP76 – 8/22/11; EP147 – 2/4/13; EP33910/24/16
Virginia State Parks | EP161 – 5/13/13; EP3206/13/16

Reptiles
American Alligator | EP167 – 6/24/13
Diamondback Terrapins | EP70 – 7/4/11
Herp Blitz (Va. Herpetological Society
| EP 371, 6/5/17 (features sound of rattlesnake)
Reptiles generally | EP123 – 8/13/12
Snakes generally | EP151 – 3/4/13

Rivers, Streams, and Other Surface Water
Big Sandy River | EP177 – 9/2/13
Big Sandy River's Three ForksEP162 – 5/20/13 
Blue Ridge and the Rockfish River | EP192 – 12/16/13
Blue Ridge creating watersheds | EP209 – 4/14/14
Crabtree Falls | EP125 – 8/27/12
Cripple Creek | EP202 – 2/24/14
Estuaries | EP279 - 8/24/15; EP3052/29/16; EP326 – 7/25/16
Falls Ridge in Montgomery CountyEP205 – 3/17/14
Forks in WaterwaysEP28410/2/15
Goose Creek in Loudoun CountyEP28610/19/15
Hazel River in Rappahannock and Culpeper countiesEP33910/24/16
Impaired waters/Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)EP1156/18/12 
James River  | EP 87 - 11/7/11;  EP 164 – 6/3/13; EP 201 - 2/17/14; EP 209 - 4/14/14; EP 220 - 6/30/14; EP 273 - 7/6/15; EP 334 - 9/19/16; EP373 – 6/19/17
River stewardship | EP228 – 8/25/14
River bluffs | EP173 – 8/5/13
Rivers and trains | EP129 – 9/24/12 
Roanoke River or basin EP3603/20/17 
Shenandoah River or Valley | EP130 – 10/1/12; EP3318/29/16; EP3552/13/17
Smith River
EP3603/20/17 
Stream/river channel energy and patternsEP248 – 1/12/15
Virginia's PeninsulasEP273 – 7/6/15
Virginia Rivers Quiz (Clinch, James, New, Potomac, Rappahannock)EP3349/19/16
York RiverEP173 – 8/5/13, EP364 - 12/12/16
Watersheds | EP156 – 4/8/13; EP209 – 4/14/14; EP251 - 2/2/15; EP365 – 4/24/17
Wetlands | 
EP169 – 7/8/13 EP2696/8/15, EP327 – 8/1/16

Science
Air pollutionEP2309/8/14
Algae (including Phytoplankton) EP171 – 7/22/13; EP279 - 8/24/15; EP2809/7/15; EP2981/11/16 (as part of lichens)
BiodiversityEP2604/6/15; EP3685/15/17
BioluminescenceEP2788/17/15
Christmas Bird CountEP29412/14/15 
ClimateEP2319/15/14; EP312 – 4/18/16
Density | EP255 - 3/2/15
Dissolved Oxygen | EP3339/12/16
EvaporationEP3134/25/16 (in bees)
Fungi |  EP2981/11/16 (as part of lichens)
Geography | EP265 - 5/11/15
Human circulatory system
|
EP23610/20/14
 
Human skeletal system | EP28710/26/15
Ice/snow | EP144 – 1/14/13; EP199 – 2/3/14; EP249 – 1/19/15; EP250 - 1/26/15
Invasive species | 
EP321 – 6/20/16
Living vs. Non-Living, for KindergartenEP282 – 9/21/15
Lichens |  EP2981/11/16
Long-term Ecological Research SitesEP2839/25/15
Nitrogen EP279 - 8/24/15; EP2809/7/15
Photosynthesis | EP186 – 11/4/13
Physical states of water |
EP144 – 1/14/13; EP199 – 2/3/14; EP249 – 1/19/15;
EP250 - 1/26/15; EP255 - 3/2/15 

Phytoplankton | EP171 – 7/22/13; EP279 - 8/24/15
Rainbows | EP225 – 8/4/14
Relative humidity | EP207 – 3/31/14
Rock cycle | EP203 – 3/3/14
SonificationEP2839/25/15  
SpaceEP275 – 7/20/15 
Stream assessment with aquatic macroinvertebratesEP81 – 9/26/11
Stream flow measurement
EP3247/11/16

Stream/river channel energy and patternsEP248 – 1/12/15
Streamside insect and spider sampling
EP33610/3/16

Surface tension | 
EP217 – 6/9/14
TidesEP275 – 7/20/15 
Temperature in animals EP309 - 3/28/16
Virginia college students' research: on antibiotic resistance
EP29011/16/15
; on avian malaria
EP2593/30/15; on oysters and nitrogen EP2809/7/15
; on soils and greenhouse gases -
EP312 – 4/18/16
Virginia Tech students' Virginia Water Lessons EP244 – 12/15/14
Virtual reality research | EP34211/14/16 (on tornadoes at Virginia Tech)
Underwater EnvironmentEP2991/18/16
Water as a solvent | EP93 – 12/19/11; EP210 – 4/21/14; EP3339/12/16
Water cycle | EP191 – 12/9/13; EP198 – 1/27/14; EP365 – 4/24/17
Water in biological processes | EP93 – 12/19/11; EP210 – 4/21/14; EP23610/20/14
Water quality and coal | EP97 – 1/30/12; EP98 – 2/6/12; EP99 – 2/13/12
Water resources degree at Virginia Tech EP243 – 12/8/14
Water thermodynamics | 
EP195 – 1/6/14

Waste Management
Solid-waste recycling, energy, and waterEP240 – 11/17/14
Medication disposal | EP107 – 4/16/12
Motor oil and water | EP188 – 11/18/13
Waterways Cleanups | EP180 Revisited – 8/31/15

Water Treatment/Wastewater Treatment
Nutrients and water quality | EP72 – 7/25/11
Wastewater treatment plants | EP72 – 7/25/11

Weather/Natural Disasters
ClimateEP2319/15/14; EP312 – 4/18/16
Earthquake drills | EP132 – 10/15/12
Earthquake research | EP133 – 10/22/12
Floods | EP86 – 10/31/11 (Historic-record water level marker dedication at New River); EP192 – 12/16/13 (Nelson County in 1969); EP272 – 6/29/15  (Madison County in 1995); EP3288/8/16 (flash flooding)
Fog | 
EP124 – 8/20/12 
HailEP3624/3/17
Rainfall | EP338 – 10/17/16 (frequency probabilities)
Storm surge | 
EP134 – 10/29/12
; EP33710/10/16
Tornadoes | EP34211/14/16 (research via virtual reality); EP358 – 3/6/17 (preparedness);
Tropical Storms | EP134 – 10/29/12 (Hurricane Sandy); EP163 – 5/27/13 (annual season-preview episode); EP215 – 5/26/14 (annual season-preview episode); EP266 - 5/18/15 (annual season-preview episode); EP317 - 5/23/16 (annual season-preview episode); EP330 - 8/22/16 (mid-season outlook); EP33710/10/16 (Hurricane Matthew); EP345 - 12/5/16 (season-review episode); EP369 - 5/22/17 (annual season-preview episode).
Weather balloons | EP152 – 3/11/13
Weather warnings | EP106 – 4/9/12