C. A. Frost ESA Secondary
Fifth- through eighth-grade students learned the path water flows in their local watershed starting from the school property. Various onsite activities, along with trips to test the water quality of the Brandywine Creek, Indian Mill Creek and the Grand River from downtown Grand Rapids to the mouth of the river in Grand Haven, helped the students to analyze the condition of the watershed. With this knowledge, students designed and implemented best management practices to help the community care for the watershed. Students hosted a community Water Night and conducted site assessment at neighboring properties.
Fostering Lifelong Stewardship:
The students are able to educate others on the importance of reducing nonpoint source pollution.
Blandford Nature Center, LGROW
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration