Students aboard the Susquehanna. Photo by CBF StaffStudents aboard the CBF workboat Susquehanna. Photo by CBF Staff

Potomac River Environmental Education Program - 30th AnniversaryPotomac River
Environmental Education Program

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This program is based in the heart of the nation's capital at the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers. While aboard the Susquehanna, CBF's 42-foot research workboat, participants test water quality, perform plankton studies, trawl for fish, and learn about the local features that impact the ecological integrity of the surrounding waterways. This is a unique opportunity to explore a hidden side of D.C., discover a diverse watershed of the Chesapeake, and investigate a habitat that few people are able to witness.

Program Capacity: Up to 25 participants (including chaperones), grade 4 and above.

Pre- and Post-Field Experience Activities

Bring the watershed to life as you engage your students with curriculum-based investigations before and after a field experience with CBF!  All links below are for websites or Adobe pdf documents available to download.


Pre

Elementary School - Watershed Address 

Middle School - When Rain Hits the Land

High School - National Geographic's FieldScope 

Post

Elementary School - What's In Your Lunch?

Middle School - Thinnk!  What's Under Your Sink

High School - Student Wave action projects

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