|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:05:46 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Field trip to former city landfill allows middle school students to problem solve, " Colonial Heights, Virginia|
Field trip to former city landfill allows middle school students to
By ShelMertens Petersburg Progress-Index (VA) December 19. 2014COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Deer tracks, dead snails and centipedes were among the special guests for Colonial Heights Middle School student visiting the city's former landfill as part of the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiative.
The students were challenged with the question of why there are so many seagulls in the brownfield area off East Roslyn Road when there is no ocean nearby. The field trip allowed students to get real life scientific fieldwork experience by measuring water and soil quality, as well as population sampling.
The field trip is part of a year-long project. The landfill, which closed down in the 1970s, has since attracted a large number of seagulls that aren’t supposed to live in the environment, said Kate Ewalt, seventh grade life science teacher.
... For the entire article, see http://www.progress-index.com/article/20141219/NEWS/141219696/13316/NEWS -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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