Community-wide Stewardship Projects to
Benefit the Looking Glass Watershed
SCOTT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Scott Elementary School is located in DeWitt, Michigan, a suburb of Michigan’s capital city, Lansing. During the 2014–15 school year, Cammie Jones’ fourth-grade classroom worked with their local deputy drain commissioner and other local experts to repair a gully on their playground caused by storm water runoff from the school parking lot. Students researched options for the repair, surveyed their schoolmates, sought permission from their district’s leadership, and carried out the repairs.
The project was supported by the GRAND Learning Network, one of nine regional hubs that comprise the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.
“I saw the joy of children learning and doing engaging work in our local spaces. Joy leads to positive memories, which in turn build learning connections and emotional investment, causing students to long for more learning and doing to affect positive change. Remember joy!”
Teacher, Scott Elementary School