The Lockport GREEN program serves to improve the quality of service-learning/action civics
programs in schools and offer training, support, and coordination to
community-based organizations, local governmental agencies, businesses, and
other organizations that should have a role in engaging youth in civic action.
their study of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to investigate
watershed problems. Students, teachers, and General Motors mentors will have a deeper
understanding of scientific issues, expand their civic skills, and be more
likely to act as community problem solvers as a result of participating.
In 2014 and 2015 students
from Niagara Orleans BOCES, Lockport High School and Newfane High School sample
for Fecal Coliform, Nitrate, Phosphate, Turbidity, pH, and Dissolved Oxygen. A
water Quality Index was calculated using all the information they collected,
telling the students the health of the stream and surrounding environment.
In the spring the students design and implement their own watershed action
project. Some previous projects include:
fishing line recycling tubes at Fisherman's Park and Olcott
barrells to be distributed to the public
Here is a link
to the rain barrel guide!
Investigating water quality issues
in Lockport, NY
Planting trees and creating a
perennial garden in the Olcott harbor and Fisherman's Park
Installation of wildlife
interpretive signs at Gulf Wilderness Park
Our goal is to
get school districts in Niagara County involved in the GREEN Program.
If you know a school teacher who would like to get their class involved, call or
434-4949 Ext. 6258
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