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After a James Logan science teacher Lisa Childers won a $60,000 California Bay Watershed Education and Training (BWET) grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, every James Logan freshman will have the opportunity to take two field trips to local watersheds next year.
“Last summer I went to a teacher workshop in Monterey and I met someone from the NOAA. He was from a Federal Government organization for the ocean,” Childers said.
After meeting a member of the NOAA, Childers was motivated to apply for the grant to take the freshman families to watersheds and teach them about them.
“Soon after I found out about the grant, I along with other biology teachers talked about it and came up with the idea of taking the freshman families on two field trips a year. The first one being in the fall to Quarry Lakes, and the other being in the spring to either Coyote Hills Regional Park or the Don Edwards National Wildlife Recreation,” Childers added.
Biology teachers, along with English and Life Skills teachers will also have this fun opportunity to take the trip with the freshman next year.
“Not only will the freshman families have hands on learning about the watersheds, but the grant also provides for equipment used to test water quality,” she said.
The incoming class of freshmen will have the opportunity to learn about watersheds and have hands on science investigation.