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Groundswell featured in PBS documentary

Posted on April 23, 2014

Urban and rural schools across the state of Michigan are working to increase academic performance by involving students in efforts to improve the environment. This work is the focus of a new documentary, “Growing Up Green,” which begins running on public broadcast stations in April.

The 27-minute documentary features work done by students in nine different hubs across Michigan, including the Kent County hub Groundswell, which is housed at Grand Valley State University’s College of Education. Students from Grand Rapids C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy and East Kentwood High School make appearances in the film showing work completed through their school’s environment-centered service learning projects.

“Growing Up Green” will air on WGVU-TV Sunday, April 27 at 4 p.m. and Monday, April 28 at 11:30 p.m.  

For more information on Groundswell at Grand Valley, contact Colleen Bourquec, at (616) 331-6804 or visit

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