Murtugudde to be interviewed for educational program involving the Bay’s Smith Island

The Education Office at Maryland Public Television (MPT) is working with the Maryland Department of Education to create online student activities (grades 6 – 12) for literacy in Science, Social Studies and English, funded under the Federal “Race to the Top” initiative.

One of the science activities for 6th – 8th graders is to look at several resources about the Chesapeake Bay’s Smith Island and then write an argument piece based on claims and evidence they have reviewed.

A significant piece of information the students will analyze comes from ESSIC’s own Professor Raghu Murtugudde on rising Chesapeake Bay water levels and the eventual disappearance of Smith Island.   Murtugudde will be interviewed by MPT in late March for additional thoughts and information regarding his analysis.