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Recent Outreach Efforts by DRBC Staff
DRBC Hosts Brazilian Delegation

DRBC periodically receives requests to host delegations from other countries to discuss the commission and its programs. On July 30, 2014, DRBC staff hosted a delegation from the Agência Nacional de Águas (ANA, or National Water Agency) of Brazil.

This visit was arranged with the assistance of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District and the USACE Institute for Water Resources. USACE and ANA are engaged in an ongoing technical exchange of information pertaining to integrated water resources management; part of this collaboration included a visit to the United States by ANA staff, which occurred July 27 - August 2, 2014.

The majority of their time in the U.S. was spent visiting various agency offices in Washington D.C. On July 30, they took a field trip to West Trenton to meet with DRBC staff and learn about the commission and its approach to integrated water resources management.

DRBC Staff Presents at PDE's Delaware Estuary Watershed Teacher Workshop

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) held its 18th annual Delaware Estuary Watershed Teacher Workshop earlier this month on August 5-7 and August 9, 2014. This year, four workshops were organized, and educators were welcome to attend one, two, three, or all four informative and engaging sessions.

  • Workshop 1: Tuesday, August 5 - "Life on the Delaware" Adventure Aquarium, Camden, N.J.
  • Workshop 2: Wednesday, August 6 - "Understanding the Urban Watershed" Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Workshop 3: Thursday, August 7 - "Wetland Wildlife Exploration" Wilmington, Del.
  • Workshop 4: Saturday, August 9 - "Urban Waters Alive: A Hands-On Application of Environmental Education" Philadelphia, Pa.

DRBC Communications Manager Clarke Rupert presented to teachers as part of the "Life on the Delaware" Workshop held on August 5. His presentation provided an overview of the Delaware River Basin and of DRBC and its various programs.  

These workshops were great opportunities for teachers and environmental educators to learn new, exciting ways to get children to connect with watersheds, wetlands, and the urban water cycle. For more information on the workshops, please visit PDE's web site at the above link.