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Educating, Learning

Environmental education is a major issue in the Sewickley Creek watershed. Environmental education , as defined by the National Environmental Education Advisory Council (NEEAC), is a learning process that increases knowledge and awareness about the environment and associated challenges, develops skills and expertise to address these challenges, and fosters attitudes, motivation and commitments to making informed decisions and taking responsible actions (NEEAC 1996). Educating the public about the environment is critical due to complex environmental changes, as is the need to arm residents with the knowledge and skill to fully and actively participate in solving these problems. Environmental education is also relevant in ensuring the health and welfare of the watershed by protecting human health, advancing quality education, expanding employment opportunities, promoting sustainable development and protecting our natural heritage (NEEAC 1996).

The Sewickley Creek Watershed Association takes this to heart. Members are kept up to date with newsletters, workshops and seminars, dinners, and picnics. Partnerships with other organizations for investigative studies and environmental projects offers the Association and the watershed citizens new insight into the environment. Students have become active participants in many of the Association projects , making them aware of real issues within their communities.

Sewickley Creek Watershed Association P.O. Box 323 Youngwood,Pa 15697-0323
Phone: 724-610-0829
Email: scwa@sewickleycreek.com
Office: 210 Midtown Plaza 450 South Main Street Greensburg,Pa