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Ashokan Watershed Online Science Series

beaver underwater

Beaver underwater.

beaver on log

Beaver on log.

beaver waving

Beaver waving.


Beaver eating a stick.

beaver lodge

Beaver lodge.

Watershed Animal Spotlight


The American Beaver is the largest rodent in North America and is the official New York State mammal. Learn how this common resident of the Ashokan watershed has developed amazing adaptations for life in and around the water. We encourage you to watch our video and to try some of the posted activities. Please let us know what you think.

Project: Learn to Draw a Beaver!

How to draw a Beaver (PDF 2 pages)

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Last updated August 4, 2020