A Water Drop on a Journey - Shale Gas Drilling in the Mid-Atlantic

This video covers water’s journey through the shale gas drilling and production processes in the Mid-Atlantic region and targets the 6th–9th grade level.
A Water Drop on a Journey - Shale Gas Drilling in the Mid-Atlantic - Videos



  • Jennifer Fetter - Renewable Natural Resources, Penn State Extension
  • Joy Drohan - freelance science writer and editor
  • Sanford Smith - Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Penn State
  • Charles Abdalla - Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, Penn State
  • David Yoxtheimer - Earth & Mineral Sciences, Penn State


  • Brian Benham, Virginia Tech
  • James Clark, Penn State Extension
  • Alan Collins, West Virginia University
  • Corrie Cotton, University Of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Deb Grantham, Cornell University
  • Dennis McIntosh, Delaware State University
  • David Messersmith, Penn State Extension
  • Brian Rahm, Cornell University

Funding Acknowledgement

This material is based on work supported in part by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2008-51130-19500.

The Mid-Atlantic Water Program is a coordinated effort among Delaware State University; University of Delaware; University of the District of Columbia; University of Maryland; University of Maryland, Eastern Shore; Penn State; Virginia State University; Virginia Tech; and West Virginia University.


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