The Potomac Highlands Watershed School
Stream Cleaner Environmental Forum 2007
Activity Information and Sign-up Sheet
“This was great!
This was the hardest school work that I have done in my whole life.” 2005 Student Environmental Forum Participant
Dear Chesapeake Bay Tributary Teams, Watershed Associations, Educators, and Friends;
The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure but, after years of pollution, it is in trouble. The Bay States (DE, MD, NY, PA, VA, WV), Washington D.C. and the USEPA are all working together to help clean up the Bay. They all agree that broad-based education and community outreach are a priority in achieving the public awareness and personal involvement needed to restore both the Bay and local rivers and streams.
Cacapon Institute is currently enrolling high school classes throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed in the Potomac Highlands Watershed School's 2nd Annual Stream Cleaner Environmental Forum (SCE Forum). Students participating in the Forum:
Cacapon Institute’s internet-based Environmental Forums provide an opportunity for high school teachers to challenge students to think deeply about complex issues that are relevant to their lives and to their community (and to educational content requirements!) – and to challenge their peers across the internet to do the same. When everything clicks, the result can be electrifying:
The SCE Forum provides an opportunity for tributary teams, watershed groups, and environmental educators to engage their local schools in the challenge of cleaning up the Bay and its tributaries. We encourage interested parties to recruit classes and act as mentors on the importance of good stewardship. Because we are providing technical and financial support for selected classes to design and implement best management practice demonstration projects this could mean real-world resources for a BMP installation in your watershed!
You can see how past Forums played out by clicking on the telephone in the High School classroom. Download a 2-page flyer (250 KB PDF) about the SCE Forum here. If you need more information you can contact Cacapon Institute by email here or give us a call at (304)856-1385.