Field Trips to Evergreen Heritage Center Allow Groups to Explore Water Runoff
During the months of September and October, middle school students from Braddock, Mt. Savage, Washington and Westmar will have had the opportunity to visit the Evergreen Heritage Center (EHC) to participate in a meaningful watershed educational experience exploring the environmental issue of water runoff.
The Evergreen Heritage Center is a historic Maryland estate located in Allegany County. Established in 2008, the EHC Foundation now uses Evergreen to provide environmental learning opportunities for students.
During their trip to EHC, Allegany County’s students will take part in Chesapeake Bay Watershed Mapping, water quality testing, and other experiments to help them better understand water runoff. Additionally, the students will have the opportunity to plant a section of the EHC rain garden as a means to mitigate the impact of water runoff in local watersheds.
According to Mt. Savage teacher, Colleen Zaloga, “The kids had a great time. Being outdoors and actually taking the water samples themselves and seeing where the water came from was a great learning environment.” She went on to say, “The whole watershed concept made sense to the students with the activities they did in the classroom, and planting the rain garden gave them a sense of being part of a real environmental experience.”
For more information on the Evergreen Heritage Center visit their website at http://evergreenheritagecenter.org/.