550 students from 9 schools across the Flint River Watershed joined together virtually May 17th – 27th to share their Flint River GREEN water quality data and explore careers in environmental fields! Special thanks to the GREEN committee, our guest speakers, our hard working teachers and students, and the I-69 region MiSTEM Network for helping to make this the best year yet!
The organizations above in partnership with Discovering PLACE, Michigan State University Extension, and the MiSTEM Network have been in collaboration since 2019 to construct a framework for professional development that cross-trains staff and engages students in Meaningful Watershed Education Experiences in the OST environment. This mutually beneficial staff training has expanded capacity, increased the sustainability of multiple community partnerships, and serves as a resource for others seeking to utilize freshwater place-based enrichment to strengthen OST programming.
GREEN program training logistics will now be communicated via a series of videos. This is REQUIRED for new GREEN teachers. All 6th – 12th grade teachers working within the Flint River watershed are welcome to participate in this approximately 5 hour virtual series in order to participate in the Flint River GREEN program.