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PLGNovember 2015
Lincoln Middle School Uses Technology to Investigate Urban Ponds 

Students observed, collected data, conducted research, and wrote about the water quality, plants, animals and other living things in Baxter Woods and Evergreen Cemetery near Lincoln Middle School. In order to accurately assess and count species inside the ponds, students built and used underwater robots with cameras. Students worked with teachers and parents in their after school Green Team club to build two robots. In science classes, students learned about water quality and how to test it, and established a baseline pH measurement for water near the surface of the pond in Baxter Woods. Read Full Story

Lincoln Middle School

Bird and Bat Box Building in California

The Center for Land-Based Learning’s SLEWS (Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship) program engages California high school students in habitat restoration projects that enhance classroom learning, develop leadership skills and result in real positive impact for the environment. By including California school students in habitat restoration, SLEWS addresses the needs for healthier land and more wildlife habitat, and the need to instill conservation and stewardship values in high school students. SLEWS is one of the few habitat restoration projects targeted to high school students, who very much need to know that they can “make a difference” in their communities. Read Full Story

Bird Boxes

Rhode Island Natural History Survey

Rhode Island Youth Conservation League (YCL), is a program were high school aged youth work with college-aged leaders to accomplish tasks that preserve conservation land and the resources that derive from it for the good of the community, including: recreation, clean air and water, biodiversity, and historic landscapes, tourism, and sense of place. Read Full Story

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