Tuesday, September 4, 2018

CBF-PA: 16 Student Groups In 6 Counties To Participate In Fall Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Tuesday announced 16 student groups from 6 Pennsylvania counties in grades 6 through 12 will participate in the Fall Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program.
Participating student groups come from Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lycoming, Union and York counties..
SWEEP, one of CBF’s field education programs, has been providing hands-on experiential learning programs in Pennsylvania for 28 years.
This fall, CBF-PA education staff will get students out on and in a local river or stream doing what they do best – teaching students 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.
SWEEP will guide students through a series of water quality programs designed to reinforce in-class lessons and to emphasize the importance of clean water and enjoy the opportunity to paddle a canoe.
Students will investigate the health of local waterways through a variety of hands-on activities like up-close studies of the bugs and other species living in the waterway; studying the physical characteristics of the waterway, the shoreline, and the adjoining lands; using water chemistry tests to determine quality; and by using maps to orient students with their specific watershed.
The purpose of the program is to provide field experiences that help students build a critical connection to the natural world in which they live that will motivate their decision-making as they develop into citizens and future leaders in Pennsylvania.
The programs will run from September 10 to November 9.
Click Here for a copy of the schedule and other background.
For more info or if media is interested in scheduling time on the water with students and CBF's SWEEP team, contact B.J. Small,  PA Media and Communications Coordinator, by calling 717-200-4521, or send email to: bsmall@cbf.org.
Visit the Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program webpage for information on how to sign up for future events.
For more on Chesapeake Bay-related issues in Pennsylvania, visit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA webpage.  Click Here to sign up for Pennsylvania updates (bottom of left column).  Click Here to support their work.
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