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  • Stroud Water Research Center: Brandywine Trek Partners
    News What s New News Releases Media Coverage SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search Brandywine Trek Learn More Trek Home Meet the Trekkers Meet the Leaders View Trek Map Visit the Exhibit Contact the Trek View Trek Sponsors View Partners Organizers Media Coverage Trek Press Room Trek Partners Organizers Special thanks to all of the organizations and individuals that made the Brandywine Trek possible For more information click on

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  • Stroud Water Research Center: Brandywine Trek Media Coverage
    Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search Brandywine Trek Learn More Trek Home Meet the Trekkers Meet the Leaders View Trek Map Visit the Exhibit Contact the Trek View Trek Sponsors View Partners Organizers Media Coverage Trek Press Room Media Coverage Print Wilson Xerxes A June 16 2011 Learning Trekking on the River Students from Pa Explore Brandywine The News Journal Zankey Maria June 20 2011 Local Students Follow the Brandywine

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  • Stroud Water Research Center: Brandywine Trek Press Room
    Room Media are welcome to cover the Brandywine Trek but are asked to contact Diane Huskinson in advance by phone at 717 383 1179 or by email June 10 2011 Press Release Brandywine Trek Helps Students Spur Freshwater Stewardship President Obama has proclaimed June Great Outdoors Month and Coatesville area students are leading the charge On Tuesday June 14 a group of high school students from Coatesville will join Stroud Water Research Center on the Brandywine Trek a weeklong educational adventure down the Brandywine River May 6 2011 Press Release Coatesville Students Prepare for Brandywine Trek On Saturday May 14 the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission PFBC gave 12 students from Coatesville area high schools a crash course in fishing and canoeing at Hibernia County Park These students aren t earning Boy or Girl Scouts patches or participating in a junior version of Survivor They are learning skills they will need this summer when they will embark on a weeklong journey by foot and canoe down the Brandywine River Media Photos for Download The slide show below contains trek photos available for media use Hovering over the bullets at the top of the frame will display thumbnail images Photo credits

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  • Education » Mountaintop to Tap Guestbook
    3 week summer trek tracing New York City s drinking water supply They learned how to become spokespeople for the water supply system and they brought public attention to the 10th Anniversary of the Memorandum of Agreement which brought together for the first time in a long and bitter history all the stakeholders in the system During their preparation the students met with lawyers scientists conservationists park rangers and local officials to prepare them for what they encountered on their trek Throughout the 3 week trek the students assessed the quality of the water in streams rivers and reservoirs talked to public officials and hosted press conferences to share with the public from the trenches what they learned This trek involved much more than 12 high school students taking a 3 week tour These students became the agents for educating the public about the source and protection of this drinking water supply and the vital and little recognized connections between the city and the upstate communities To learn more about the trek you can Retrace the trekker s steps by reading their daily journal entries Read the thoughts of those who wrote in the trek guestbook Watch a documentary video

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  • Education » Mountaintop to Tap Trek
    Home Donate Now Planned Giving Event Calendar Volunteer The Water s Edge Lecture Series Contact Us News What s New News Releases Media Coverage SAFE Water Award Newsletters Annual Reports Search Mountaintop to Tap Trek Video Filmmaker Kent Garrett traveled with the trekkers to document their travel from Mountaintop to Tap Everyday 1 1 billion gallons of water flow from upstate streams rivers and reservoirs into New York City providing clean unfiltered high quality drinking water for 9 million people To celebrate the 10th anniversary of a historic agreement among watershed communities and New York City to protect the land and streams in the watershed twelve lively teenagers hike camp explore take photographs learn and dance their way along the path of New York City s water supply system from Mountaintop to Tap Along the way they learn about earth science ecology history politics and get some big lessons in teamwork and tolerance Learn More Trek Home Trek Details Trek Video Meet the Students Leaders Committee Photography Exhibit Media Coverage Read the Guestbook Follow the Trek Journal Entries Trek Sponsors Trek Partners Organizers Questions About the Trek Education Home Search our site Research Critical Zone Observatory Schuylkill River Project Reforestation

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  • Stroud Water Research Center: Brandywine Trek Students
    and what we are at risk of losing environmentally Natalie Bloomfield Grade Freshman Extracurricular Activities Student Council Interests reading spending time with my friends After high school Natalie would like to attend college on a full scholarship She believes this trek will help her pursue her goals because it will set her apart from her peers as not many people can say they have taken part in such an expedition Sean Soto Grade Sophomore Extracurricular Activities boxing working out I was planning on working this summer but when I heard about this trip I thought I have to go on that trip It s going to be fun Jerriel Stafford Grade Sophomore Extracurricular Activities Harbor Corp Scuba Diving Club MAP boat building program In addition to his extracurricular activities Jerriel also helps the Assistant Principal and Program Director at NYHS with various tasks such as fundraising and hiring fairs Jerriel would like to attend college and study engineering I think that this trek will help me because after the trek I might be able to develop a machine or something that can help the NYC water system Gabriel Torres Grade Senior I can t wait to go on this trek It will be a good trip for me and because I want to show New York City where our drinking water comes from I did not have plans to do anything this summer and I m tired of doing nothing This trip could change me and help me in the future and I m looking forward to that I like nature better than the city and living in the mountains doesn t sound too bad at all Students from the Catskills Robert Loibl Grade Senior Extracurricular Activities tennis soccer hockey Science Olympiad USWP watershed program Robert enjoys science related activities and courses because science is used to create things that help the community He hopes to become an electrical engineer after taking a digital electronics course his sophomore year and finding a knack for it Robert also enjoys scuba diving and walking on the Finger Lakes trail I am interested in the trek not only because it is an out of the ordinary experience that sounds fun but is going to help the community Becca Miner Grade Senior Interests painting drawing making jewelry yoga music drama and spending time with my friends I m really excited to meet the people we ll be hiking with I think it s going to be an awesome experience and I look forward to making some cool artwork along the way Preserving our environment is one of the most important issues my generation has to deal with The Mountaintop to Tap trek will help many people realize the importance of preserving our watershed so that we don t lose that which is so vital to life freshwater Marissa Morton Grade Senior Extracurricular Activities Student Council Spanish Club Drama Club Interact dance and the Upper Susquehanna Watershed Project Interests painting photography spending time with friends

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  • Education » Mountaintop to Tap Leaders
    Mountain Keeper a non profit advocacy organization whose mission is to protect the ecological integrity of the Catskill Mountain range and the quality of life of all those who live there Through a network of concerned citizens they work to promote sustainable economic growth and the protection of natural resources essential to healthy communities Sara Sara Scott teaches earth science at New York Harbor School Before that she taught at East New York Family Academy and was a New York City Teaching Fellow She holds a B A in Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters in Science Education from Pace University Sara s outdoor experience includes backpacking and camping in Bryce Canyon Grand Canyon and Canyonlands National Parks She has led backcountry trips throughout Washington and spent two weeks exploring camping hiking and whitewater rafting in British Columbia Todd Todd Paternoster an active outdoorsman and Boy Scout leader teaches biology at Sidney High School After serving in the United States Air Force during Operation Desert Storm and subsequently the Army National Guard Todd received a B S in Biology from Eastern New Mexico University At ENMU Todd was the assistant curator for the Natural History Museum and he worked under contract from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to produce a population survey of the black tailed prairie dog Todd holds a Master of Arts in Biology from State University College at Oneonta SUCO His thesis focused on the ecology of the Upper Susquehanna Watershed Through his involvement with SUCO Todd and two of his colleagues initiated a water quality network at Sidney High School With an 80 000 grant Todd has been able to fund a three year study that involved seven school districts along the headwaters of the Susquehanna With the purchase of a mobile testing van and the hiring of 29 student interns to date Todd s Upper Susquehanna Watershed Project USWP has gathered vast amounts of physical chemical and biological baseline data of the Upper Susquehanna River Tizoc Tizoc Gomez is Community Coordinator and Marine Technology Consultant at New York Harbor School He also co runs the Maritime Adventure Program which teaches students how to build boats work together and navigate the marine environment He worked with several community rowing programs and helped educate young rowers in seamanship skills and water safety Previously Tizoc worked with the South Street Seaport Museum s Education Department where he is a 3 rd mate on many overnight programs Tizoc has over nine years of experience planning and leading rowing sailing and backpacking trips for students and he was hired by Fox Studios as a consultant and sailor for the production of Master and Commander The Far Side of the World With his background in carpentry Tizoc is overseeing the building of several boats by NYHS students which trek students will use to navigate on the Hudson River Ed McGee teaches biology chemistry ecology environmental science science research and physics at Andes High School in

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  • Education » Mountaintop to Tap Committee
    Communications Studies from West Chester University in PA Catskill Center for Conservation Development Aaron Bennett Aaron is Director of Education at the Catskill Center where he co authored The Catskills A Sense of Place a Catskills based education curriculum Prior to joining the Catskill Center he worked at an outdoor education facility in Wolverine MI He is a New York State licensed hiking guide owner of a web site design business and co author of an outdoor column in two local newspapers Aaron received his B S in Water Resource Management from the State University of New York s College of Environmental Science and Forestry ESF in Syracuse Murray Fisher Murray is Founder and Program Director of New York Harbor School a theme based New York City public high school in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn After graduating in 1998 from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Biology and a double minor in Latin American and Environmental Studies he moved to New York to work for Robert F Kennedy Jr at Hudson Riverkeeper There he created a museum about the history of the environmental movement delivered education programs to schools throughout the Hudson Valley and helped launch Waterkeeper Alliance the umbrella organization for the then 36 Waterkeeper programs around the world Murray left Waterkeeper in the fall of 2002 to found NYHS with Richard Kahan of the Urban Assembly and he became Program Director when the school was approved in April 2003 His duties include finding a waterfront location for the school managing the school s 60 outside partners raising approximately 300 000 each year for on water and after school programs and creating and managing after school and weekend programs and summer opportunities for students particularly programs on the water Bill Wegner Bill is Watershed Analyst at Riverkeeper Since

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