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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Nov. 15 the Harrisburg, Pa. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts will receive a $205,305 environmental education grant.

The funds will be used to train middle and high school science teachers throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed to conduct hands-on, scientific investigations with their students in the Susquehanna River, which is the bay's largest river.

The Expedition Chesapeake Educational Project already has attracted applications from more than 800 science teachers from schools located within the Chesapeake Watershed, which includes West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York.

"Expedition Chesapeake is taking science to the classroom in a mindful way where students will learn about scientific research, field work and data collection, right in their own backyard," said EPA Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin. "These students are today's environmental stewards and getting out of the classroom for field work is a far more effective and fun way to learn about science and the environment."

The Expedition Chesapeake Educational Project's primary goal is to engage students in exploring and analyzing the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, its ecosystem and inhabitants. The students are expected to learn about the local civic decision-making process as well as scientific knowledge and the experience will provide a personal connection to restoring the overall health of the bay, according to the EPA.