A Tale of Two Rivers: Investigating the Nanticoke & Wicomico River

Start Date:
Monday, June 25, 2018
End Date:
Friday, June 29, 2018

Designed for Wicomico County educators.

Throughout this course, all participants will engage in hands-on, field-based investigations into subjects of natural history and ecology. We will also examine issues of biodiversity, sustainability, and responsible management of natural resources in the context of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Wicomico County's changing landscape has largely been influenced by its local waterways. This course will explore the Nanticoke and Wicomico Rivers in order to further investigate how the county and its waterways have influenced one another. We will then take those connections and compare them to the interactions between the community of Tylerton and their local waterway, the Chesapeake Bay. This course will be a combination of two local day trips and three days overnight on Smith Island. Early in the week, we will investigate the Nanticoke and Wicomico Rivers and surrounding towns to look at the river as a system and a highway for industry. Wednesday through Friday, we will take an in-depth look at Tylerton, the smallest town on Smith Island, as well as the surrounding waters to look further into natural/social system interactions. Upon completion of this course, Wicomico County teachers will be provided ideas and local resources to augment and enhance their classroom lessons.

Length & Location: 5 days total; 2 local field investigation days, 3 days/2 nights at CBF's Smith Island Environmental Education Program.
Cost: No course fee (pending grant support.)
To Register: Contact Dr. Brian Raygor, Supervisor of Science, Wicomico County Public Schools, 410-677-4508, braygor@wcboe.org