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Press releases related to Expedition Chesapeake are below.

March 30, 2016
Results of EPA Grant for Expedition Chesapeake [75.4 K]
The EPA grant that supported the implementation and distribution of six educational modules has made a lasting impact on the future of Expedition Chesapeake.

February 28, 2016
Expedition Chesapeake Switches to Paid Subscription Model [75.0 K]
As of February 1, 2016, educational materials that have been developed for Expedition Chesapeake will be available as a paid subscription service. This change was based on the need to self-sustain and to improve resources for educators.

January 1, 2015
Expedition Chesapeake Receives U.S. EPA Grant [75.2 K]
Expedition Chesapeake has gained support through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Educational Priority for Community Projects.

October 2, 2012
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts to Host Free Seminar on Sustainability Planning [41.4 K]
Officials from Penn State University and Dauphin County will join with experts from GreenWorks Development and COPT Property Management Services for a free seminar on Sustainability Planning at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts as part of their Expedition Chesapeake project from 9:00 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, October 10.

September 1, 2012
Chesapeake Bay watershed to be the star of a multimedia project
The idea has grown into a multimillion dollar project that showcases the Chesapeake Bay watershed as the star of an IMAX film, a made-for-television documentary, a traveling 4D science exhibit, and an online educational tool designed to engage students throughout the six-state watershed.

August 13, 2012
Whitaker Center & PSU to Host Public Seminar on Creating Sustainable Organizations [279.1 K]
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, in collaboration with Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment and with support from the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce will co-host a seminar about the process involved in creating a sustainability plan for an organization.

July 2, 2012
Essay Contest Announcement [38.6 K]
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts today announced the winner of the Expedition Chesapeake Essay Contest.

May 6, 2012
Join an Important Expedition
Dr. Harman joins Expedition Chesapeake and explains how the multifaceted project relates to residents of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

April 23, 2012
All Aboard for New Watershed Journey [8.7 K]
Mobilize The Earth makes for a very compelling theme for this year's Earth Day celebration -- and a tall order at the same time. It's a big planet, after all, and it can be difficult, sometimes, to look at the picture beyond your own backyard. This year, however, the theme is especially fitting for the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area and an exciting new initiative that we are proud to be a part of: Expedition Chesapeake.

February 20, 2012
Expedition Chesapeake Launches Essay Contest for Students [37.7 K]
Whitaker Center is inviting the winner of a new essay contest to spend a day with international conservationist and educator Jeff Corwin on the set of Expedition Chesapeake during the 2012-2013 school year.

December 7, 2011
Susquehanna River Highlighted as part of Pre-Production Work on Expedition Chesapeake [145.6 K]
Dauphin County Commissioners, Film Producer David Lickley and Whitaker Center officials Highlight Susquehanna River as part of Pre-Production Work on Expedition Chesapeake

November 21, 2011
Expedition Chesapeake Goes Live on the Web [69.1 K]
The Expedition Chesapeake website is now live!

September 23, 2011
Expedition Chesapeake Director Takes Home 6 Giant Screen Awards [222.6 K]
Expedition Chesapeake Director, David Lickley, dominated the GSCA Awards for his film Born to Be Wild!

April 6, 2011
Official Press Release [167.0 K]
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts to Launch Interactive, Educational & Entertainment Experience