11 08 2011
Inly Students Pilot Environmental Science Project with NSRWA
Inly students present findings at NSRWA annual meeting in Norwell
On Friday night, November 4, a team of Inly's Upper Elementary students gave a presentation at the annual meeting of the North and South Rivers Watershed Association (NSRWA) at the South Shore Science Center in Norwell MA, to present findings from their ongoing environmental science project work with the organization. They displayed a series of posters and models that highlight the species they found, the measurements they took, and other scientific observations.
Hands-on science and experiential learning
Over the past two months, these students have partnered with the NSRWA in Norwell to help take and measure water samples one day a week, as part of an innovative experiential field work science project. This pilot program is part of an NSRWA initiative to help raise awareness among young people about the fragile ecosystem of the Herring Brook. It is also part of the larger Service Learning Program in the Upper Elementary classes at Inly School.
Inly NSRWA service project in the news
Article: Norwell Mariner and Wicked Local Norwell: NSRWA and Inly School Partner for Pilot Program
Podcast: Capt Lou's interview with Inly students at the NSRWA Annual Meeting as broadcast on “Nautical Talk Radio” at 95.9FM WATD, local radio in Marshfield.
About Upper Elementary science at Inly School
Check out Jeff's Inly Upper Elementary Science site, as well as the Upper Elementary Curriculum page on the Inly website.
About Jeff Klein, Science Teacher at Inly School
Jeff Klein is the science teacher in the Upper Elementary program at Inly School. He has his bachelor's degree in environmental studies from Brown University, and a master’s degree in natural resources from Cornell University. Prior to joining Inly, Jeff taught science at Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill. He uses every opportunity to get his students outside in the field, and has implemented many creative ideas for hands-on, experiential learning in science and environmental studies.
See more stories and videos about Jeff's hands-on science classes at Inly School:
Upper Elementary Merges Science and Technology to Learn About Tracking
Upper Elementary Students Make Science Stick with Maple Syrup
A Typical Day in Upper Elementary Science Class at Inly Means Going Outside to Learn
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