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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne County Michigan

STEM Education Program Seeks Donations

Rebecca Esselman, executive director of the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC), says, “One of our biggest challenges in the last 12 months has been educating our kids in a virtual world. As a mother of three elementary students, I know how tough it has been on our young learners and their teachers. In response to a new need, HRWC quickly developed nine videos with downloadable support materials and made them available at no cost, on our website.”

 Before the pandemic, Dexter students visited Mill Creek every week and studied nature, art, research and personal reflection, which enriched them as thoughtful outdoor observers. Then, 2020 radically changed the approach toward education. HRWC responded by adapting outings with pandemic-safe alternatives. In 2021, HRWC will continue to partner with teachers to mentor the next generation of water experts and advocates. With donations to the STEM education program, they can continue to inspire students to love the river and fight for environment.

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