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PA to Meet Rise of STEM Economy With New Education Standards Featuring Environmental Literacy

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STEM professionals can help solve the world’s leading environmental
challenges. Learn how Pennsylvania’s new science standards have been revised to prepare the next generation for such vital work.

Tidal Rivers Biofingerprinting Sediment: Resolving Sediment Connectivity Between Rivers and Estuaries by Tracking Particles With Their Microbial Genetic Signature

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Sediment flowing from rivers to estuaries is a double-edged sword: too much sediment can harm oyster beds but not enough sediment can starve tidal marshes. Measuring whether a river is…

Advancing Education Programs and Community Outreach With Oxford Area Audiences

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Continued support enables the expansion of education and outreach in southeastern Pennsylvania, including K–12 school programs, out-of-school youth programs, educator professional development trainings, and community science projects. (Project details may…

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Programs

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Educators engage and empower K–12 youth involved in BSA in environmental badges, awards, service projects, and other advancements. Funded by: Donna Queeney and Nick Kerlin Project Leads: Steven C. Kerlin,…

Building District Capacity for Environmental Literacy and MWEEs in Delaware

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This project strengthens state and school district capacity to integrate environmental literacy (E-LIT) and Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) into learning for Delaware students. Collaborators will create a Delaware MWEE…

Capacity-Building for Girls-in-STEM Watershed Education

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This project expanded meaningful and inclusive education in water-focused environmental STEM for regional K–12 girl audiences, including pilot programs for high-needs and marginalized youth in DEP environmental justice areas. Girl…

Delivering Meaningful, Safe, and Accessible Watershed Education

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Funded by: Pa. Department of Environmental Protection This project expands meaningful and inclusive environmental STEM programs, including online stream study lessons for fourth-grade and middle school students and a Watershed…

Equity and Environmental Education (EE) in the Time of COVID-19 to Support EE Providers

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Educators modified existing watershed education programming, created new programming, and piloted programming for virtual and in-person engagement during the coronavirus pandemic. Additional funding from PDE supported the initial planning of…

Expanding Environmental Literacy and Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) Implementation Capacity Across Pa.

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This statewide project builds capacity for environmental literacy and stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay and other watersheds in Pennsylvania by expanding the inclusion and implementation of environmental education, particularly MWEEs,…

GIS-Based Professional Development: Helping K–12 Teachers Overcome Obstacles Due to COVID-19

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This project builds capacity and advances environmental literacy efforts that integrate geospatial technology use among educators in the Lake Erie, Susquehanna River, and Delaware Estuary watersheds. Partners are developing, implementing,…