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Schuylkill Action Network To Honor Students For Work In Protecting Drinking Water

The Schuylkill Action Network will recognize students in the Schuylkill River Valley for their work protecting drinking water from the Schuylkill River.

The Schuylkill Action Network will present the Schuylkill Scholastic Drinking Water Award to the Science Leadership Academy at Beeber on May 4 at 3:20 p.m. in celebration of National Drinking Water Week on May 3-9.

The Science Leadership Academy at Beeber is one of three award winners in 2015.  The Schuylkill Action Network will also honor Reading Area Community College in Berks County and Blue Mountain Middle School in Schuylkill County for projects they completed on their campuses.

Students at the Science Leadership Academy at Beeber worked with the Philadelphia Water Department to build and install environmental sensors, or “root kits,” in a rain garden to monitor soil moisture and temperature.  They also made these kits for three elementary schools.

“Projects like this one are very important for keeping the Schuylkill Watershed clean,” said Tom Davidock, senior coordinator of the Schuylkill Action Network at the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.  “Schools provide that direct link to communities and can teach all of us simple things we can all do to keep our rivers and streams healthy.  The students at the Science Leadership Academy at Beeber are involved in a small project that can have a big impact on the watershed.”

Click Here for more information on the Beeber project.  For more information on how you can protect drinking water, visit the Schuylkill Action Network website.

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5/4/2015

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