Grand Rapids Public Museum School
Students were introduced to the watershed and learned about the factors that impact the health of the watershed, including macroinvertebrates, water chemistry and native and invasive species. Through this exploration, students were empowered to take on a project that would impact the watershed near the Museum. Students looked at the Stormwater Management Plan and decided that they would like to help spread the word about pet waste in the system. Students also stenciled drains and handed out fliers about the damage that is caused to basins.
Fostering Lifelong Stewardship:
Through this project, students were able to see the needs right outside the doors of their school, which also made them more aware of issues in other places. Tackling a local issue built the confidence needed to take on other issues and establish a culture of stewardship in their school.
MDEQ, LGROW, GR Public Museum
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality