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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania recently was awarded a grant provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to implement the Wonders of Water Program, which teaches Club members about the importance of water and the environment. Partners include: Pennsylvania American Water, Lackawanna River Corridor Association, Lackawanna County Conservation District, Keystone College, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA.
Pictured is Brady Seeley, Lackawanna State Park conservation volunteer, teaching Robbie Mitchell, Club member, how to fish at Lackawanna State Park.
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With the assistance of the Pennsylvania America Water, Club staff member Jamie Chludzinski (r) makes rain sticks with Club members left side (front to back) Jacob O’Boyle, Janellie Calderon and Brian Kelly. Here the Club members learned different cultures’ dependency on water.
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Club members also took a trip to Mellow Park in partnership with the Lackawanna River Corridor Association (LRCA) where they went “Critter Catching”. Staff at LRCA helped the children identify and learn about the different types of benthic macroinvertebrates and their importance as indicators of water quality and aquatic habitat quality. Pictured is Kayleigh Cornell from LRCA (back) with Club members (l-r) Janellie Calderon, Raj Gandhi, Khadiya Gregory, and Hope Goble.