After months of studying and collecting data, local elementary, middle and high school students can finally share their hard work on May 18 as part of the Groundswell Project Showcase at the DeVos Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.
Each year, Grand Valley’s Groundswell Stewardship Initiative partners with schools by providing resources and materials to help guide students through their projects. Near the conclusion of the school year, students can then discuss their projects with friends, family and Grand Valley faculty members.
In all, students from 22 participating schools – 21 schools will be represented at Friday's event – conducted research in environmental studies, examining issues related to biodiversity, sustainability and ecology.
“My favorite part of the showcase is walking around and visiting each of the exhibit tables, and asking students about their projects,” said Mara Spears, Groundswell project specialist. “They are so brilliant and so excited to share with you about what they’ve been learning about.”