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ERIC Number: EJ766700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Environmental Research Puts Science into Action
Zaikowski, Lori; Lichtman, Paul
Science Teacher, v74 n4 p47-51 Apr 2007
The new paradigm for student research should be articulations and collaborations with local governmental, academic, and civic entities. This will enable students to make lasting contributions to bettering their communities through scientific research, and to better understand the practical relevance of science. This article presents two such programs--Chemistry in Action Research (CiA) and the South Shore Estuary Watch (SSEW)--which allow students from Long Island, New York, to participate in a variety of projects of importance to and in partnership with the community. Examples of projects include reduction of storm water runoff contaminants, bioremediation, wetland restoration, elimination or minimization of eutrophic conditions, and invasive species studies. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York