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8th Annual Delaware River Watershed Education Youth Eco-Leadership Summit

A Conference for Middle and High School Students Focusing on Research and Activities in the Delaware River Watershed

May 6-8, 2001 Tuscarora Inn, Mt Bethel, Pennsylvania

Recognized in 2001 as the Outstanding Environmental Education Program  by the Pennsylvania Alliance for Environmental Education!

Students and teachers studying aspects of the Delaware River Watershed shared research and stewardship initiatives on local watersheds as they networkd and participated in educational seminars with other students and professionals during the three-day event.

The 2001 conference included a "Bike and Boat" Experience on the Lehigh River conducted by Wildlands Conservancy, keynote speakers, student presentations, watershed discussions, creative activities, and special seminars relating to leadership, mapping, chemistry, and biology. Special teacher workshops also were scheduled during the conference.

Schools sent teams of approximately six students to represent their watershed. The students conducted a 20-minute formal presentation and prepared an exhibit of their watershed project. One or more designated adults from the school district were in attendance and responsible for students during the conference.

The host school for this year's summit was Easton Area High School; Student Coordinator: Tung-To Lam; Teachers: Robin Reese, Rich Bell, and Bob Prior.

Sponsors and supporters included the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of State Parks - Delaware River Watershed Education; Delaware River Basin Commission; Wildlands Conservancy; and host school, Easton Area High School.