Posted by: csdailyblog | September 22, 2010

Conserve Students on the Web and in the Community

Conserve School students seem to make good impressions wherever they go …

Last weekend students Annelise and Madeline took the initiative to plan a student trip to a community meeting in nearby Eagle River. These two enterprising young women saw an article in the local paper about the gathering and came to me (as Administrator on Duty that weekend) to request permission to see if other students and staff might be interested in attending. Then they spearheaded all the arrangements, checking in with me from time to time to let me know how the planning was going.

The trip turned out to be a great success. Here is an excerpt from the e-mail I received from the event coordinator the next day:

I am writing to say how delighted I am that a group of your students came down on Sunday to Many Ways of Peace to help us celebrate Roots and Shoots International Day of Peace.  Their energy and enthusiasm really helped make the event for us.   

I’m proud to say that we often get positive feedback like this from community members when Conserve students are out and about in the area.

Thanks to Madeline and Annelise for spotting the activity in the local paper and for working out the logistics — and to Field Instructors Jess Kavanaugh and Anita Olson, who volunteered on their day off to drive the students to Eagle River.

Conserve School students are also making a good impression in the wider world of the web. Science Teacher Robert Eady filmed our last monarch butterfly tagging and testing session a few weeks ago. The video of our students working with monarchs is now featured on the home page of the University of Minnesota’s monarch research site.  You can watch the video on the site by clicking on the link, or view it below. We had a great time tagging and testing with students and making the video.

Mary Anna


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