THE WET PROJECT
Nature Study to help save the Hellbender Salamander
The Columbiana County ESC secured a grant through the Ohio EPA to introduce STEM projects into the schools. Southern Local’s juniors and fifth-graders and Crestview are participating in a problem-based learning activity with the county Soil and Water Conservation District, SilverApple Inc. and the county Education Service Center.
Students will be doing activities that consider the impact of healthy water on the amphibian, which is an endangered species native to Northeast Ohio. Students will take a field trip to the Beaver Creek State Park to record data and later present their findings on the importance of healthy water as well as potential challenges and solutions.
Students will present their findings at a year-end celebration of learning on May 18.
Beaver Creek State Park