Recognizes Environmental Education Week and Earth Day
On Friday, April 15, Congressman Steny Hoyer will join officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and students from Leonardtown High School at Greenwell State Park on the Patuxent River for a demonstration of the B-WET program in recognition of Environmental Education Week (April 10 16) and Earth Day (April 22).
In 2002, NOAA established the Chesapeake Bay B-WET Program to provide hands-on watershed education to students and teachers to foster stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay. In recognition of National Environmental Education Week a week of Educational Preparation for Earth Day 2005 Congressman Hoyer will join students from Leonardtown High School, who are participating in the B-WET Program, to sample the Patuxent Rivers water quality. St. Marys County Public Schools have received grant funding from NOAA for the B-WET program for the past two years.
WHO: Congressman Steny Hoyer; Marlene Kaplan, Director, Office of Education and Sustainable Development (OESD) at NOAA; Dr. Edward Weiland, Assistant Superintendent of St. Marys County Public Schools; Mary Washington, SMCPS Board of Education member; Students from Leonardtown High School
WHAT: Demonstration of NOAA B-WET Program in Recognition of National Environmental Education Week and Earth Day
WHERE: Greenwell State Park
25420 Rosedale Manor Lane
WHEN: Friday, April 15th