Project 2: "Brooks R Us"
||Glovertown School System
P.O. Box 40
Tel: (709) 533-2443
||Levels II and III
Start and Finish Dates:
||Sept. 97 - June 98
This project would involve a partnership between
Glovertown Regional High School Environmental Science
Class, Stellar Schools, and Cable Atlantic. There are
also possible partnerships to be worked out with Ducks
Unlimited, The Steady Project, and The Green Team.
Together the school would work to preserve and maintain
the local "Steady" and "Penney's
Brook" which flows adjacent to the school.
The Environmental Science students of GRHS will adopt
"Penney's Brook", adjacent to the school, and
care for it in an ongoing manner. The basic plan is to do
regular litter cleanups, water quality tests, birdcounts,
beautification of Penney's Book and pubic awareness. This
will be done on an ongoing basis with information posted
on our Home Page and shared with any other interested
partners. Any initiatives, information and resources from
other partners can be explored and participated in by the
Environmental Science Class.
- Students will see the connection between the
global situation and the local or personal
- Students will identify the impact of human
activity on the natural environment.
- Students will gather, organize, interpret and
evaluate information related to an environmental
issue on a local level, to develop a sense
personal responsibility and empowerment in
relation to the environment and environmental
- Adoption of a section of a local river/watershed
- Sept. 1997.
- Monitoring the section of river and bog ecosystem
(Steady) for evidence of environmental damage,
specifically water pollution, litter, and general
health of the ecosystem
- Biweekly creation of a homepage for reporting on
the state of the river section - Sept. 1997.
- Development of a network with similar project
groups, sharing information, ideas and results.
- develop Web pages about their project using HTML
- use e-mail, FTP and newsgroups participation to
provide online reports.
- hands on beautification of river and development
of small park-like setting with flower garden,
- Students will link to a nation wide program based
at the Ontario Science Centre.
- Resources from previously mentioned groups will
be used by the students in the classroom and
on-line using the latest in communication
technology to help develop student and class
projects to increase awareness about local
ecosystems, how they relate to all ecosystems and
- Use the public library and the schools
- A class log will be kept of individual student
activities during the course of the project. This
log will be evaluated at the completion of the
project using the course objectives.
- Student homepage design and resource utilization
will be assessed for clarity and information
- An environmental baseline will be established at
the start of the project. This baseline will be
used to compare the environmental impact that
this project has had on "The Steady"
and "Penneys Brook" at the
completion of the project.