Penn State Public Broadcasting plans documentary about Chesapeake Bay

Penn State Public Broadcasting will develop a made-for-television documentary focused on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed as part of the larger "Expedition Chesapeake" initiative, a $10-million film project led by the Whitaker Center for Science & the Arts in Harrisburg, Pa.

The broadcast documentary will accompany "Expedition Chesapeake," a multi-media, educational and entertainment experience anchored by a 42-minute giant screen film featuring Animal Planet star Jeff Corwin, which will be produced by another production company. The initiative also includes an online curriculum and a travelling, 4-D science exhibit.

“The goal is to produce media that promotes an understanding of the importance this watershed has to everyday life, and the impact people have on the Bay watershed each and every day,” said Tom Keiter, director of creative development for Penn State Public Broadcasting. “We want to educate and inspire people to become more aware of this watershed and the documentary will be an important part of the overall initiative.

The Chesapeake Bay watershed is the largest estuary in the United States and covers 64,000 square miles in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C. The educational tools are designed to inform, engage and challenge all citizens to understand the impact of the watershed from a local perspective.

More information about "Expedition Chesapeake" can be found at www.whitakercenter.org under "Media Room."

Penn State Public Broadcasting, licensed to Penn State, produces non-commercial television, radio and online media. Our public service media programming and complementary outreach materials address important societal issues for Pennsylvania, the nation and the world.

 

Last Updated November 15, 2011