Hoyer to Visit Greenwell State Park with Students on Friday

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 River’s water quality. St. Mary’s 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. Mary’s 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
10:30 a.m.

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