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bos2Science Teacher Transforms Detention Pond Into ‘Wetlands Laboratory’ for Environmental Education

By Andrew Moore – Greenville Journal – October 3, 2018
Wetlands are an important, yet often overlooked, resource. They not only provide critical habitat for a variety of plants and animals but also protect against flooding and storms. Unfortunately, in the last few hundred years, the United States has lost more than half of its wetlands to land conversion, according to a recent report by the U.S. Geological Survey. Now an Upstate middle school teacher is working to change that statistic — at least locally. Gina Varat, a fifth-grade science teacher at Christ Church Episcopal School, has launched a project that aims to connect students with Mother Nature and introduce them to the various environmental threats impacting natural resources throughout Greenville County. Read full story here.

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