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|In September, Glendale Elementary School embarked on a full school initiative, participating in the TD Canada Trust Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up. In the spirit of both citizenship and environmental responsibility, the intent was to help refresh a local ecological space which had been impacted by the spring floods.|
|The learning community was stongly committed to using both the venue and opportunity to provide our students with more than just a "garbage picking" day. Teachers, parents and local experts constructed carefully planned activities where students contributed litter data to a national data ban, while at the same time develop and deepen their knowledge and understanding of a local, natural, ecological environment.|
Students experienced first hand the place for electrofishing, plant identification, a pond study, shoreline water chemistry and a carefully executed shoreline clean up. As always happens, there were many unanticpated dividends to the day; by picking up one piece of litter, one class suddenly discovered they were part of an international GPS game! Read on......
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