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South Plantation High students reaching out to teach green

Students in the South Plantation High School Environmental Science and Everglades Restoration magnet program are taking the matter of increasing awareness and encouraging protection of the world and its oceans into their own hands.

Third-graders from Broward Estates Elementary School will participate in South Plantation’s third annual Environmental Day, February 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Culpepper Magnet Amphitheater at the high school, located at 1300 SW 14th Avenue in Plantation.

This hands-on outreach program will provide 80 third-graders with an up-close and personal look at the marine environment, how it affects their lives and what they can do to protect it.  The teenagers will facilitate over 15 interactive learning centers including a touch tank that will encourage the elementary school students to take earth’s conservation into their own hands.

“Seeing the kids’ faces as they learned made me realize what an impact Environmental Day had on them,” said senior Kara Waldorf. This is Waldorf’s second year participating as an instructor in the event. “They were so excited to participate; it was extremely rewarding.”

Seniors Casey Mann and Ally Giudice, both of whom are mentored by marine science teacher Elisabeth Jacobi, oversee the Environmental Day event.  They hope to host several more events before the end of the school year for other elementary schools.  Mann is working on an additional day that will be planned to incorporate the special education classes at South Plantation High School.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Feb 23 2010. Filed under Broward County, Environmental, Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Local news, Plantation, Schools. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

4 Comments for “South Plantation High students reaching out to teach green”

  1. Ken Westervelt

    Sounds great! I hope there’s video footage available afterwards.

    • BrowardNETOnline

      I wish that I could have, but I am always committed to a different project on Thursdays. The school system may have some, and I will find out. Plus my video guy is in Haiti!

  2. Marsha Wheatley

    My son is one of the high school students teaching at this event. These kids have a real passion for the environment. I was a fan of Broward net on Facebook and didn’t realize there was an actual website too (duh). Great articles and I’m glad to see South Plantation’s Environmental Magnet so prominently written about.

    • BrowardNETOnline

      I love anything green, and if your son is there, please feel free to send over videos/photos from the program – can’t be everywhere – only two of us with occasional guest writers here, so appreciate anything sent.


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