A group of Forest Hills Central Middle and Northern Trails ⅚ School students (now at Northern Hills Middle) were on the air this month promoting good care of the earth.
Students worked with WGVU radio and television last school year to create public service announcements about Groundswell, an environmental education program for k-12 students based at Grand Valley State University. Students from New Branches Charter Academy, All Saints Academy and Kent Innovation High also participated. Click here to play the PSAs.
The effort was a result of a grant to Groundswell from LGREI (Lower Grand River Environmental Initiative), awarded from the Environmental Protection Agency through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, for water-quality and watershed health education.
Lea Sevigny, middle school teacher and placed-based education coordinator, said the project was a blend of science, writing, public speaking, environmental awareness and how to use technology to communicate a message.
Forest Hills Public Schools has partnered with Groundswell for nearly eight years.