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ERIC Number: EJ758614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Cleaning Up the Environment
Pruett, Don; Pruett, Lindsay
Science Teacher, v72 n4 p40-41 Apr 2005
Environmental community service projects provide many opportunities for students to help the environment and connect with their communities. In Washington State, students are allowed to obtain a high school varsity letter in community service if they complete over 150 community service hours in a calendar year. To help students toward this goal, they are required to complete four hours of environmental community service a semester and to take part in volunteer efforts of their own time outside of school. In this article, the authors discuss how students can participate in meaningful projects that teach them about science and its role in everyday life. One such example is through the local Stream Team organization run by the Sumner conservation district. The Stream Team is a coalition with hundreds of volunteers whose goal is to improve the quality of streams for the benefit of fish, wildlife, and people.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Washington