Streams are an important part of our world. They are the source of drinking water for countless plants and animals. But many streams are eroding. In Maryland, there is a huge effort to restore Muddy Creek. Find out what caused Muddy Creek to erode and what is being done to save it. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, this book builds students' literacy skills while fostering curiosity, creativity, and innovation. It features a hands-on STEAM challenge that guides students through the cyclical engineering design process: researching the issue, brainstorming ideas, designing and testing a solution, evaluating the results, improving the process, and sharing the outcomes. The real-world examples give students insight into how the engineering design process is used to solve real-world problems. This book includes content that highlights every component of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math, and offers STEAM career advice from Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. With dynamic images and intriguing text features to enhance the reading experience and build visual literacy, this book will capture students' attention while building college and career readiness.