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Media Alert: Gifted And Talented Students To Study Water Quality And Biodiversity Of The Chesapeake At Summer Center Held At National Aquarium

Funded By Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

For Immediate Release                             Contact: William Reinhard, 410-767-0486

Baltimore, MD (July 29, 2014)

WHAT: The two-week non-residential/residential Maryland Summer Center for Chesapeake Bay Watershed Investigations at the National Aquarium will allow students to learn how water quality pertains to a closed aquarium system by identifying necessary water parameters for fish to survive and how to resolve water quality issues in a closed system. In addition, students will work along scientist at the Horn Point Lab to learn about and assist with current research efforts on key Chesapeake Bay species.

The 2014 Maryland Summer Centers Program continues a 47-year commitment at the State level to provide summer educational opportunities for Maryland’s gifted and talented students. The program, coordinated through the Maryland State Department of Education, in partnership with public and nonpublic agencies, provides Maryland’s diverse gifted and talented student population with advanced, rigorous, experiential learning opportunities that nurture these students’ talents and abilities within unique learning environments.

WHO:  Gifted and Talented students, entering grades 7-9, interested in water quality and biodiversity in different areas of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

August 4-8, 2014
                 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Non-residential at the National Aquarium)
                 August 11-15, 2014 (Residential at Horn Point)

National Aquarium in Baltimore City (For the non-residential program)
                 501 East Pratt Street
                 Baltimore, Maryland 21202
                 University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (For the residential program)
                 2020 Horns Point Road  
                 Cambridge, Maryland 21613

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