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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

The National Aquarium Is Offering Hands-On STEM Education Course

Nov 2, 2018
In The News

There’s something new at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.... It’s the “What Lives In The Harbor Program,” which is a hands-on STEM education course.... “This is such a great thing for these kids.” said John Racanelli, CEO of the National Aquarium. “They get a chance to actually see what lives in the harbor. There are a lot of animals and plants that live in this harbor. In fact, we’ve now counted 23 species of aquatic animals and eight species of birds just on this prototype wetland.” ... The hands-on STEM education course was created by the aquarium’s urban education coordinator, Symone Johnson.... Members of Maryland’s congressional delegation and Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh joined students from William Pinderhughes Elementary/Middle School at a kick-off ceremony.... “It’s tremendously exciting. This grant is one of the largest grants that’s come from NOAA to support this kind of educational program,” said Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes.