Meadow Brook Elementary
Our project demonstrated the impact the Grand River and ultimately the Great Lakes has on their school. With the support of community partners and student organizations, third- and fourth-grade students monitored the school's watershed through a site inventory, stream sampling, runoff collection, and land management in order to return the property at Meadow Brook to its original ecosystems (woodlands, wetlands, and meadow). Students also collected data, analyzed findings, and presented results about the impact of their work to the community. As stewards of their land, students were actively involved in decision-making and planning service learning. They initiated, organized, and implemented place-based learning activities.
Fostering Lifelong Stewardship:
Students understand how the scientific method can be used to measure human impact on the environment.
Koetsier's Greenhouse, Ada Township Parks, AbonoChar
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration