Friday, May 13, 2022

PA Resources Council Awarded Foundation For Delaware County Grant For Stream Stewards Student Education Program

PA Resources Council was awarded a $20,000 Foundation for Delaware County grant to maintain the Stream Stewards student education program developed with the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative and local school districts.

"Stream Stewards is a hands-on, multi-session educational program focusing on water quality that starts in classrooms and ends with field trips to local streams,” said Diana Andrejczak, PRC Eastern Program Director. “This program allows kids to re-connect and learn more about the natural world around them while allowing PRC to educate and inspire the next generation of responsible citizens and environmental stewards. 

“We are grateful for The Foundation for Delaware County’s generosity and look forward to using these funds to improve the health and well-being of Delaware County children and their community.”

During interactive classroom lessons, students learn about watersheds and freshwater ecology and examine how they are impacted by our daily actions. 

This simulation allows students to observe how pollutants can be carried into local streams and creeks through stormwater runoff. 

Students then put their classroom lessons to the test in local streams as staff lead field trips to conduct a stream health survey. 

Visit PRC’s Stream Stewards webpage to learn more.

Children’s health and well-being is a funding priority for the Foundation for Delaware County which awarded a total of $1,434,853 in new grant awards to support projects to address critical issues and needs in Delaware County. 

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Resources Council website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates, follow PRC on Twitter or Like them on FacebookClick Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.  Click Here to support their work.

PRC is Pennsylvania’s oldest grassroots environmental organization founded in 1939.  PRC has worked to protect resources for future generations through environmental education, recycling, waste diversion programs, anti-litter campaigns and other initiatives. 

[Posted: May 13, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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