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  • Stream Ecology, Enviroscape Lessons, and Outreach

    The objective of the stream ecology module is to provide a meaningful wetland experience for students who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Students will gain an insight for the essential fresh water we all need, establish respect for all living things, and observe interactions of the living/nonliving components of an ecosystem.

    Stream Ecology led activities are taught by the Schmidt Center staff which include:

    • Interpretative hike to the stream
    • Macroinvertebrate/ Microscopic testing

    Activities will be dependent upon current stream conditions

    The Enviroscape model provides a three dimensional representation of the Chesapeake Bay watershed presented at your school. A coordinator and the stream ecology teacher schedule a 45 minute presentation for each fifth grade class. The purpose of this demonstration is to help students identify negative and positive influences that humans have on the environment.

    Outreach Programs include Recycling program assistance and Storm Drain Stenciling Kits, for schools to be involved with keeping the land clean which drains into the Chesapeake Bay. (Watershed)

    Contact the Schmidt Center  teachers to schedule an Enviroscape or to borrow litter tongs or the storm drain stenciling kits. 

    Kathy Fuller:
    Lisa Lee-Sang: 
    Stephen Biller:

    ** Each lesson has trans-disciplinary connections to science, technology, engineering, math, language arts, social studies, art, and health.