Agreement with Bowling Green Independent School District
|Author: Robin Hume|
Date: Friday, August 19th, 2011
During the 2011-2012 school year, the CEES Program Coordinator, Robin Hume, will be working with Bowling Green Independent School District to provide their elementary teachers with resources for Science instruction. She will be working with the district two days per week to provide instructional support for Science teachers. She will also be available to lead Science lab experiences for teachers upon request. This partnership will hopefully help teachers plan instruction for Science more easily and will also allow more opportunities for the children to learn Science concepts through environmental education.
In the Fall, Robin and other members of the CEES staff will be taking fourth graders from Bowling Green City Schools to perform a water quality analysis at Trammel Creek. Students will be testing pH levels, dissolved oxygen levels, the presence of certain macroinvertebrates, and the velocity of the water. Students will use this information to determine the quality of the water in Trammel Creek.
An award of $4000 from the General Motors Foundation in the summer of 2013 will support the Center to work with the local schools in facilitating water quality testing at Trammel Creek.
On June 20, 2013, Roundstone Native Seed, LLC from Upton, KY, sent two employees to Durbin Estate to spread mixtures of grass seed around the upland waterway and the bottomland. Click title for more information.
On June 20, 2013, GWC Enterprise starts installing the underground utilities at the Durbin Estate Project for the water, sewer and electric lines. For more information, click the title.
The Center's Office Associate, Trish Sowell worked with CCC teacher, Christy Rogers and her students, through hands-on engagement developing a garden. Click the title for more information and access to a presentation.
On Monday, June 3 the Durbin site team was finally able to hold Plugs Planting Day. Plugs are small settings of sedges and rushes that were planted along the major Durbin site drainage channel to stabilize the banks and slow flow in rain events.
The CEES has been awarded a 3-year $655,000 grant 319(h) nonpoint source (NPS) pollution grant from the Kentucky Division of Water. This is a partnership project between WKU, Habitat for Humanity and other regional partners.