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|