Originally published in the Washington Post on July 11, 2009.
Classroom lectures and science textbooks will be pushed aside next year at Prince William County middle schools as educators partner with a local university to provide students with a different kind of learning experience.
Thanks to a $330,000 grant over three years from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Chesapeake Bay B-WET Program and a partnership with George Mason University, Prince William public schools will be able to provide every sixth-grader with field experience in lessons on the Chesapeake Bay and the local watershed. [end of excerpt]
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