Pennsylvania Rivers & Streams Environmental Education Program

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Streamside surveys spark curiosity and engage learners participating in the Pennsylvania Rivers & Streams Environmental Education Program.

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Program Overview (PDF) | Meet Our Educators | Apply for the Pennsylvania Rivers & Streams Program | Forms for Teachers and Parents

The Pennsylvania Rivers & Streams Environmental Education Program provides canoe and stream-based field investigations across central Pennsylvania. Participants explore the effects of agriculture and other land use on the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Hands-on investigations utilizing water quality tests, biological surveys, and ecological assessments connect students to their local environment and reinforce classroom curriculum. Learners explore how restorations efforts and action projects upstream become part of the solution downstream.

Program Capacity: Max. 26 for canoe program (includes chaperones), grade 6 and up. Max. 30 for stream-based program (includes chaperones), grade 4 and up.

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.

Elementary School Watershed Address What's In Your Lunch
Middle School When Rain Hits the Land Think! What's Under Your Sink
High School Data in the Classroom
from the NOAA Chesapeake Bay
Interpretive Buoy System
Student Wave action projects

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