On May 2nd, 2023, over 300 local students hit our waterways for a citywide beach and river investigation and cleanup. They prepared for and were supported in that effort by more than 80 volunteers from more than 20 organizations across representing industry, higher education, and nonprofits. For the next iteration of the program, we’re looking to bring everyone to Lakeshore State Park for field experiences around the island, and a chance to share the work of students with a wider audience.
Opportunity for Teachers & Students
If you’d like to join us, you’ll have the support from various community science, education, environmental, and business partners to prepare for this field experience. The program offers professional development for participating teachers as well as access to supporting pre- and post activities.
- Cost: None to participating teachers
Date & Time: Early, May 2024 (date TBD) 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Grades: 4th – 7th grade
Location: Lakeshore State Park
Investigation: Includes a connection to their local waterways; pre-activities conducted at school to introduce students to May activities; the May event at Lakeshore State Park with 3 sets of activities that students rotate through and then a picnic; and post activities that compare data collected from all sites, and a survey of student’s reflections and next steps they would like to see happen.
Other Resources: A classroom visit by a project partner can also be scheduled, at no cost, to introduce students to their local waterways and the world’s water resources.
If you’d like to learn more or register to participate, please complete the short Google Form linked below. Schools will be selected by January 15th, 2024.