Kids learning about the watershed from three Springfield schools are part of a pilot project which has them spend four days at the Watershed Center.
Kids are receiving classroom lessons in English, science, and social studies, and the hands-on lessons at the Watershed Center will complement those. When the pilot project ends, teams from each school will present their research on ways to put what they have learned into action.
The winning team will receive a $500 grant to make their campus environmentally friendly.
“They will pitch a proposal at their site on how they can create a greener green space,” said Dana Webb, director of summer learning and student experiences. “We have a budget of $1,500 for students to put their pitch into action.”