MHS Students Learn About Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Expand on Classroom Learning
On Wednesday, March 20, a group of Milton Hershey School fifth-graders visited Hershey’s water treatment plant operated by American Water. They received a tour of the facility and learned about the chemistry and science that goes into clean drinking water.
Jeff Corwin—a biologist and wildlife conservationist who has received three Emmy Awards and hosts the “Ocean Treks” television show—also visited the water treatment plant to discuss the Chesapeake Bay watershed with students.
Corwin described the plants and animals that call the watershed home based on his research for the upcoming film titled “Expedition Chesapeake, a Journey of Discovery.” MHS students had opportunities to ask questions and learn how the Chesapeake Bay watershed relates to the health of our local communities and drinking water.
Milton Hershey School provides students with a comprehensive science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) curriculum. Through engaging activities like the tour of American Water’s Hershey plant, students expand on their classroom learning and gain a real-world perspective.