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10th Annual Delaware River Watershed Education Youth Eco-Leadership Summit

A Conference for Middle and High School Students (6th-12th Graders) Focusing on Research and Activities in the Delaware River Watershed

April 27-29, 2003 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 networked and participated in educational seminars with other students and professionals during this three-day event.

The 2003 conference included a river experience, keynote speakers, student presentations, watershed discussions, social and cultural activities, and hands-on workshops for students.

The host school for the 2003 youth summit was Harry S. Truman High School, Bristol Township, Pa. (teacher: Kathleen Horwatt).

Schools sent teams of approximately six students to represent their watershed by conducting a 20-minute presentation and preparing 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.

Sponsors and supporters included the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of State Parks - Delaware River Watershed Education; Harry S. Truman High School; and the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC).

Tentative Schedule

10th Annual Delaware River Education
Youth Eco-Leadership Summit
April 27-29, 2003
"Sharing Our Knowledge To Preserve Our Watersheds" 

Attention High School Participants!

This year, Northampton High School has planned a separate river trip for senior high students. They will begin on Sunday, April 27 and end on Monday morning, April 28 when they join the rest of the Eco-Summit students at the Tuscarora Inn. The trip is available at no extra cost to all senior high students attending the Youth Summit. Highlights of the trip include canoeing on the Delaware River and camping Sunday night.

Sunday, April 27, 2003
High School Participants Only

10:00 a.m. -- Meet at Tuscarora and Travel by Bus to the Canoe Put-In
12 Noon-4:00 p.m.-- Canoe Trip
4:00 p.m. -- Take-Out at Campsite: Worthington State Park at Delaware Water Gap
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. -- Set Up Camp, Eat, Relax
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. -- Group Activities (Hikes, Campfire, etc. . .)
9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. -- Free Time

Monday, April 28, 2003
High School Participants Only

7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. -- WAKE UP, Break Up Camp, and Breakfast
8:30 a.m. -- Return to Tuscarora and Join Rest of Group

Sunday, April 27, 2003
Middle School Participants Only

10:00 a.m. -- Arrive at Hugh Moore Park, Easton, Pa.
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. -- Registration (Tie-Dye Shirts and Conservation Planting)
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. -- Welcome
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. -- Bagged Lunch
12:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. -- Biking and Canoeing
5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. -- Pizza at Hugh Moore Park
5:30 p.m.-6:30.p.m. -- Travel to Tuscarora Inn
6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m. -- Registration and Room Assignment
8:15 p.m.-10:00 p.m. -- Night Time Activities

 Monday, April 28, 2003

8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.-- Middle School Students Eat Breakfast (and Sign Up for Workshops) and High School Group Arrives
8:45 a.m.-9:15 a.m. -- Set Up Exhibits
9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. -- Keynote Speaker Representative Freeman
10:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. -- Break at Gazebo
10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. -- First Group Presentations; Second Group Student Workshops/Teacher Workshops
12:15 p.m.–12:45 p.m. -- Lunch
1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Radon Presentation
1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. -- First Group Student Workshops/Teacher Workshops; Second Group Presentations
3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. -- Break at Gazebo
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.-- Volleyball, etc?????
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. -- Dinner
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. -- Students: Team Building???? Teachers: Service Learning How-To
7:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. -- Student/Teacher meetings
8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.-- Night Activities

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. -- Breakfast
8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. -- Formal Goodbye
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. -- Motivational
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. -- Break
11:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon -- Action Plan
12 Noon-12:30 p.m. -- Free time
12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. -- Lunch
1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. -- Clean Up (Check Out)