The Hackensack Riverkeeper – Presentation and Panel Discussion with Questions

Tenafly High School students in environmental science classes with Dr. Kennedy along with Tenafly 7th grade science students learned about the importance of the Hackensack Watershed and clean water as such.  The event took place in the Tenafly High School Media Center.   A very interactive panel discussion and many questions from students followed a dynamic presentation from Hugh Carola, Program Director, Hackensack Riverkeeper Inc.  Complete video and photos below – crickets in background complements the camera feed from the Tenakill – a glitch, not intentional :

October 16, 2019

Prior to Event . . .

Hugh Carola, Program Director, Hudson River Keeper Inc.
Jack Hamparian, Student Teacher THS = Montclair State University
Dr. Robert Kennedy, Environmental Science Supervisor, Tenafly High School

Hugh Carola, Program Director, Hudson River Keeper Inc. presents to Middle School 7th Graders
and Environmental Science classes from high school followed by . . .

. . . panel discussion . . .

Cathy Paz, Curriculum Supervisor, Tenafly Middle School
Dr. Robert Kennedy, Environmental Science Supervisor, Tenafly High School
Hugh Carola, Program Director, Hudson River Keeper Inc.

 . . . Jack Hamparian -coordinating questions from students . . .

. . . And the 17 sustainable goals (SDGs) of the United Nations and live video feed from the Tenakill.

OUR DRINKING WATER: THE HACKENSACK WATERSHED AND THE TENAKILL CREEK

THE HACKENSACK RIVERKEEPER, TENAFLY SCHOOLS SCIENCE INSTRUCTORS, 
TENAFLY HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN
A PRESENTATION AND PANEL DISCUSSION WITH LIVE VIDEO FROM THE TENAKILL

TENAFLY, NJ – Hugh Carola, the Hackensack Riverkeeper and Tenafly Middle and High School students will participate in a presentation and panel discussion about the Hackensack River Watershed, its complex ecosystem and the importance of preserving it.  Visuals include live video feed from the Tenakill Creek bordering both school properties, a local Starbucks Frappuccino made in part with water from the Tenakill Creek (Suez Water Company) and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

Hugh Carola, Hackensack Riverkeeper will give a presentation about the Hackensack River Watershed for the first half of the event.  He will then be joined by Dr. Robert Kennedy, HS environmental science instructor and Ms. Cathy Paz, Tenafly Middle School Curriculum Supervisor for a panel discussion to include questions from students.

This landmark event will take place in the Tenafly High School Library Media Center.  It will be broadcast live to Tenafly over Cablevision channel 77 and streamed on www.librarymedia.net/ch77 with the hopes of increasing awareness and care for the environmental resources surrounding us.

WHAT: OUR DRINKING WATER: THE HACKENSACK WATERSHED AND THE TENAKILL CREEK

WHO: Hugh Carola, Hackensack Riverkeeper / Dr. Robert Kennedy, Environmental Science Instructor / Cathy Paz, Middle School Curriculum Supervisor

WHEN: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Tenafly High School Library Media Center, 19 Columbus Drive, Tenafly NJ 07670

CONTACT: David Di Gregorio 201.696.8062

 

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