Student Showcase

Flood Resource Center Project at Northampton Community College - The Flood Resource Center Web site is sponsored by the Student Leadership Program at Northampton Community College to provide access to community resources created through service learning projects. These projects began in 2007 with funding provided by the State Farm Insurance Youth Advisory Board. They partnered with community and business groups and created the following projects: Delaware River Flood Museum Pilot Exhibits (a set of sample exhibits for the new museum in Easton); 8th Grade Stormwater Curriculum (a three week unit on problem-solving using Best Management Practices for decreasing runoff from residential, civic and commercial development); Flood Man and the Floodkateers (a whimsical video for elementary age children highlighting what families can do to prepare for and respond to local floods); and the Monroe Campus Rain Garden (a model of sustainable stormwater management).

Philadelphia Annual Art Contest - The annual art contest is an initiative of the Philadelphia Water Department and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary ito educate city students in grades K-12 (including public, private, and home schooled children) about various water-related topics, such as the water cycle, watersheds, land use and pollution. DRBC staff members have been pleased to serve as judges for this excellent project over the years. For additional information on the contest, visit the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary's website at the above link; from there you can also check out the winning artwork from past years. If you would like to order a copy of the free calendar (while supplies last) or have additional questions, please contact Cheryl Jackson at 1-800-445-4935, ext. 112 or by email.

F.D. Roosevelt Middle School's "Flooding Destroys Resources - Sharing Knowledge to Save Our Watersheds" Video - Middle school students from Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pa., explore why there appears to be an increase in flood damage in the Neshaminy Creek Watershed and what can be done to prevent future losses (taped 1999; running time approximately 30 minutes) Teacher: Kathleen Horwatt.

Souderton Area High School's "Streamwalk 2000" Video - Join students Dan Hopwood, Chris Powis, and Lisa Michelson as they search for macroinvertebrates in the Macoby Run, Montgomery County, Pa. (taped: October 2000; running time: approximately 10 minutes). To learn more about macroinvertebrates and what they can tell us about water quality, visit the Science Junction and Stroud Water Research Center web sites. Teacher: Colleen Hartman.

F.D. Roosevelt Middle School's Core Creek Watershed Video - View this 30 minute video created by middle school students aimed at educating local citizens and decision makers about the importance of protecting and improving the Core Creek Watershed in Lower Bucks County, Pa. A press release explaining the project also is available. Teacher: Kathleen Horwatt.

Souderton Area High School's "Students Against Violating the Earth"(SAVE) -- Learn about SAVE's nationally recognized, award-winning environmental demonstration home, Project EFFECT (Environmentally Friendly Facility Exploring Conservation). Project EFFECT is featured on Greenworks TV, a presentation of GreenTreks Network. Teacher: Ken Hamilton.

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Teachers who would like to share what their students have learned about the Delaware River Basin on this showcase page are invited to contact the DRBC.