Students Get River Stewardship Lesson
Science Matters: Students from Richmond Open High School and Martin Luther King Middle School spent time at the river over the past two days.
They were at Reedy Creek for an eco-education program with the James River Association. It was a…
Silver: …Watershed Education field day.
Gabe Silver is one of the JRA’s environmental educators.
Silver: In this program high school students actually teach watershed science to the middle-schoolers. And they have prepared lessons ranging from identifying macroinvertebrates to chemical water testing to measuring water velocity. And they teach these students in the field.
The program, called WEBS, Watershed Education by Students, is a cooperative effort, put together by the JRA and VCU.
Silver: Emily Betts, a high school teacher from Open High School has been indispensable in getting her kids trained to be really excellent teachers. They have done an amazing job over the past two days.
John Ogle, WCVE News