Western Connecticut State University will partner with Danbury Public Schools and local environmental agencies to educate middle school students and their families about preserving and protecting local water resources.

 

WCSU has received a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to begin a 3 year project that will bring students from Danbury middle schools to the University for programs designed to provide a wide ranging educational experience focusing on water resources and the biodiversity of the ecosystem.

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The project titled Finding Our Way will also engage the families of these students in a series of programs about water resource conservation. Plus, NOAA and WSCU will provide professional development workshops for nine science teachers in the Danbury Public School System.

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NOAA's funding will support annual enrollments of approximately 30 students in the program to learn first hand about water resource protection in the Housatonic River, Long Island Sound, and at field sites including NOAA's scientific station in New Milford, The First Light Power Plant at Stevenson Dam, and the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research on Long Island.

For more information about this program, contact the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.