U.S. Rural Education Official to Visit Outdoor Classes at Southern Maryland's Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center

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John White, deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach at the U.S. Department of Education, will observe environmental and agriculture education programs at the Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center as he accompanies students from rural southern Maryland to the center Monday in Accokeek, Md. White will join students from Accokeek Academy in Accokeek, Md., as they hike to the Potomac River to learn about different wildlife habitats.

Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center’s education program for elementary and middle school students is designed to promote understanding and stewardship of the natural resources in the Potomac River watershed and the legacy of farming in southern Maryland. Courses at Hard Bargain Farm immerse students in various field studies involving fun and innovative hands-on activities and field investigations designed to engage all learning styles.