Educators from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA will involve 20 groups of students grades 6 through 12 and one college group from 12 Pennsylvania counties this Fall in exploring local waterways through the Susquehanna Watershed Education Program.
SWEP, one of CBF-PA’s 15 field education programs, has been providing hands-on experiential learning programs in Pennsylvania for over 25 years.
Students will learn about the importance of water quality, how stream systems work, and conducting hands-on experiments that engage and excite a student’s sense of exploration.
Students will also have the opportunity to get out on the water as well to paddle canoes.
The schools involved include:
— Adams County: Bendersville Elementary, Biglerville High School, Gettysburg High School;
— Bedford County: Bedford High Envirothon;
— Centre County: State College High School;
— Cumberland County: Dickinson College, East Pennsboro High School;
— Dauphin County: Halifax Middle School, Lower Dauphin Middle School, Marshall Science Academy; Middletown Middle School, SciTech High School;
— Franklin County: Career Magnet School;
— Lancaster County: John Reynolds Middle School;
— Lycoming County: Hughesville High Envirothon;
— Northampton County: Pen Argyl High School;
— Snyder County: Selinsgrove High School;
— Union County: Mifflinburg Future Farmers Of America; and
— York County: Crossroads Middle School, Eastern York High School.CBF-PA has invited local media along on these local paddling trips. Click Here for the schedule. For media information, contact B.J. Small by sending email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-234-5550 ext. 4203.