Tuesday, April 21, 2015

River's Edge Academy registers River Journey Project for National EE Week!

River's Edge Academy registered for National EE Week today! The form asks for an event day in 2015... In this year-long project it is hard to choose one day, so we selected June 4th, the Celebration of Learning and graduation day that caps off the whole year of learning and exploration.

EE Week Event
"River Journey: Exploring the Value of the Mississippi River," a year long place-based, experiential, environmental education project at River's Edge Academy in St. Paul, will culminate June 4th, 2015 at the charter high school's Celebration of Learning and senior graduation event on the Minnesota Showboat, at the edge of the Mississippi River.

Student Entry in a GIS Story Map from River Journey
Students will present GIS Story Maps they made throughout the year about their river experiences and learning as part of the Greening STEM aspects of the project. One map documents students' journey upstream and downstream to discover how their drinking water and sewage are connected to the Mississippi River. Other maps show how students incorporated river and water themes into their coursework in English, Science, Math, and Humanities. The Celebration of Learning will be the public premier of the online suite of maps created by the students to share their learning and inform the public about the vital role of the Mississippi River.

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