We are planning to conduct an experiment in January using small, artificial stream channels. Scientists use these to experimentally manipulate rivers in a controlled way to understand causes and effects of river processes. They are often made out of metal or fiberglass, but these can be expensive and difficult to transport. Chris came up with the brilliant idea to make ours out of PVC canvas, so today we met with our favorite canvas guys at Savannah Africa Designs to see what they thought. They were excited about the challenge and should have a prototype ready by Thursday!