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Program at Smith Center include water quality monitoring along the nearby North Branch of Rock Creek or orienteering courses designed to teach map and compass skills have been established in the area. A nearby grist mill ruins and an old graveyard provide sites for historical studies.

Organization(s): Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Education Center
Location: 850 Hungerford Drive Rockville, MD 20850 (Map It)
Theme(s): Habitats and Critters, History and Culture, Pollution and Pressures, Land Use and Agriculture
Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Program Length(s): Day Trips Multi-Day Trips
Keywords: pollution, land use, habitat and niche, John Smith and colonial times, orienteering, stream study, water quality, water testing, wildlife
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