Tuesday, April 30, 2019

E-Town College Students Work With RiverStewards To Promote River Towns Like Marietta

RiverStewards recognizes the myriad beneficial qualities of river towns along the Susquehanna River and wants to raise awareness about these treasured places.
That is why it is working with honors students at Elizabethtown College and their history professor, Jean-Paul Benowitz, to showcase all that Pennsylvania’s river towns have to offer, starting with Marietta, in Lancaster County.
The final project of the students’ work was the creation of an online, interactive “walking tour” of Marietta.
The content was generated by all the course’s students, while the Story Map was designed by honors student Kyle C. Cappucci, class of 2022, and will be further enhanced over the summer by a Summer Scholarship Creative Arts and Research Project student.
The public is encouraged to use the Story Map, and then visit Marietta for themselves to experience the history, culture, natural resources, and businesses that make the town so special.
“Having the students work on mapping the significant properties and features of Marietta is what we hope will be the start of an ongoing initiative with Elizabethtown and other schools in the Susquehanna River watershed to educate the public about the importance of river towns and the river in general,” said Mark Gutshall, founder of RiverStewards. “We at RiverStewards want to work with the younger generations to ensure that environmental conservation and an appreciation for all things local remain important to them.”
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How To Get Involved
And if you are a college professor located at an institute of higher learning within the Susquehanna watershed and would like to have your students involved in similar river town mapping and storytelling projects, please contact Jessica Aiello by sending email to:  jessica@riverstewards.info.
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the RiverStewards website.
(Photo: Freshman Political Science and English Literature double major, Zoe Williams, and freshman Political Science and Communications double major, Ashlee Reick share their work.)

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