Students Work To Improve Chesapeake Bay’s Health At Honeywell Institute For Ecosystems Education

Ecosystems Program

Honeywell Institute for Ecosystems Education at University of Maryland, Horn Point Environmental Laboratory and the Maryland Summer Center has students working alongside scientists at one of the premier marine research facilities in the world to collect and analyze data pertaining to the management of the Chesapeake Bay’s natural resources.

Students – grades six to ten – are making an effort to improve the Bay’s health by experimenting with nutrient levels and phytoplankton growth in the Choptank River, a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. To help restore and protect the environment for the community and future generations in the area, students are collecting data to determine the effects of water quality, weather and human impact on the Chesapeake Bay.

In partnership with environmental organizations, Honeywell provides students with unique learning opportunities and educators with new teaching tools to promote green science in the classroom. The Ecosystems program is sponsored in partnership with Honeywell through its corporate citizenship initiative, Honeywell Hometown Solutions.