Science in the Stream
|Date: Tuesday, September 27th, 2011||Return to Archive|
Water Science: Students study in Trammel Creek
(click title for the Bowling Green Daily News article)
Instead of learning about science at their desks, elementary school students performed experiments while wading in Trammel Creek last week as part of an annual program that continues this week. The program is a partnership between WKU’s Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability and the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant. Terry Wilson, director of the center, has been running the program for the six years it’s been in Bowling Green.
Development of a "Disconnected Classroom" started October 18, 2013, in Warren County, KY, with installing a vernal pond to provide real-life experiences with scientific material through discovery learning.
Phase 2a for the initial road and utility infrastructure, including permeable parking and a road-length bioswale designed to help with stormwater management, was completed in fall, 2013, using EPA 319(h) funds from the KY Division of Water.
This NASA-funded project will implement an innovative collaborative project that addresses the need to increase the number of qualified science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educators.
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, 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.
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