"EstuaryLive" Broadcast Will Take Viewers on Interactive Field Trip

Sept 13, 2004

Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve, Comcast Cable partner for program.

Want to visit some of our nation’s estuaries and ask questions about their ecosystems without leaving your home or classroom? On Sept. 23 and 24 you can do just that by participating in EstuaryLive – an interactive field trip offered as the main event for National Estuaries Day.

Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR) and Comcast Cable have partnered to offer this program to be aired from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 and from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. Kent County residents and schools can view the program on Channel 21; Sussex County residents and schools can tune in to Channel 17. Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, and Caroline Counties in Maryland can check on their respective Comcast channels for the broadcast.

This year’s program features seven estuaries from around the country:

• Rachel Carson site of NC Reserve, in North Carolina
• Mullica River-Great Bay, in New Jersey
• Puget Sound, in Washington
• Peconic Estuary, in Eastern Long Island, New York
• South Slough, in Oregon
• Weeks Bay, in Alabama
• Waquoit Bay in the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts

During the program, naturalists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program will take participants on a journey through each unique ecosystem.

You can register online to be able to interact with the tour guides by emailing questions during the field trips. Most questions will be answered live during the broadcast. An educator will respond to any questions not answered live during the internet broadcast by emailing the recipient directly. Teachers, please contact Katy Lamborn, DNERR Education Coordinator, at (302) 739-3436 to learn how you can involve your students on this free, virtual field trip.

Details about EstuaryLive and National Estuaries Day are available on-line at:
www.estuaries.gov. For further information, please contact Katy Lamborn, Education Coordinator, or Mark Del Vecchio, Reserve Manager, at (302) 739-3436 or via email at katy.lamborn@state.de.us or mark.delvecchio@state.de.us.

The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve is a partnership between the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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