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Tuesday December 18, 2018 at 10:04am Age: 188 days
Category: Otisville Elementary, District


Third-graders --- representing each third-grade class at Otisville Elementary --- were recently chosen to participate in a virtual canoe race sponsored by the Delaware Rivershed Network.


The students were given a set of 10 trivia questions each week leading them to research questions related to the Delaware Rivershed. Their research involved science, history, geography and literature as well as integrated teamwork.


The Delaware River Watershed provides drinking water to over 15 million people in region, or more than 5 percent of the total U.S. population. The watershed supports over $25 billion in annual economic activity, including recreation, ecotourism, hunting and fishing, water supply and ports.


The Delaware River Watershed (12,800 square miles) covers parts of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. About one-fifth of the upper watershed lies within New York State. These headwaters originate in the Catskill Mountains and eventually flow into Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.


At the end of the six weeks, students received a patch, fish graphic and postcard.


“Students enjoyed collaborating with one other, the process of researching a topic and learning something new,” said teacher Erica Alders.