Friday, October 12, 2018

Columbia County Water Education Day

This video from WVIA’s Power to Save series is about Columbia County Water Education Day, an annual event that ran this year on September 12, 2018 at Briar Creek Lake Park.

More than 500 8th graders from seven schools in Columbia County came together to learn why clean water is important, how their choices can impact water resources, and how they can be thoughtful stewards of the environment.

Along with volunteers from state agencies, conservation districts, and local watershed groups, several BU faculty, students, and grads have participated in this program every year. Here’s the list for 2018:

Featured in the video: Brittney Hartzell (EGGS Environmental Geoscience graduate and Columbia County Watershed Specialist) Chantell Shambach (EGGS Environmental Geoscience graduate and Northumberland County Watershed Specialist) Dr. Chris Whisner (EGGS - Associate Professor)

Pictured, but not named: Sean Hartzell (in the Fish Ecology section) (BAHS Biology B.S. & M.S., and Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist Aid with the PA Fish & Boat Commission)

Participated, but not in the video: Corey Bower (BAHS Biology graduate and Columbia County Watershed Specialist) Dr. Clay Corbin (BAHS - Professor) Kendra Craig (EGGS Geography and Planning graduate and Columbia County Resource Conservationist) Dr. Ben Franek (EGGS - Assistant Professor) Dr. John Hranitz (BAHS - Professor) Dr. Jen Whisner (EGGS - Associate Professor)

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