Reality Check | ecoWURD radio
Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River Managing Director Dr. Jame McCray joined ecoWURD on Reality Check with Charles Ellison to preview the upcoming Delaware River Festival and to underscore the importance of creative expression in environmental education. Young people and others of all ages can learn more about the environment by being a lot more interactive and using actual movement to comprehend and appreciate what’s happening in the environment around them.
“Millions of people are able to access the Delaware River not just for recreation and the lifeblood of drinking water,” said Dr. McCray. “Dance and choreography is a great way to understand and process what’s happening in the environment. If you can dance how water flows through geographic areas and how rain moves through impervious surfaces, for example, you can really get that down into your bones. We need people to move through what they’re observing and observation is a big part of science.”
The Delaware River impacts and services more than 13 million people in several states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York. It is longest river east of the Mississippi without a damn on it, and one of the nation’s largest supplies of essential drinking water. Yet, constant pollution and climate crisis calamities are a threat to this important water source and the populations living around it.