Gallery: Students Take Action
Big Horn seventh grade teacher Kristina Melin recently got her students involved in a “geo-inquiry” project. Geo-inquiry is a strategy for engaging with science in a practical way and focuses on earth cycles. Melin’s students chose to study migration issues for trout in Clear Creek near Buffalo.
The final step in the project was to take some real-world action. Unable to participate in the actual reconstruction of a spillway, a multi-year project, they chose to create an informational presentation for the community of Buffalo to share with landowners and residents. The mission is to show what’s happening in the phases of the reconstruction project and the timeline for implementation. “The kids are super excited about it,” Melin said. “They love the fact that it’s real life, and it’s bigger than school.”
The students planned the presentation after reading through the Clear Creek Rehab & Fish Passage Call for Proposals document, planned refreshments for the meeting, and shared their information Wed, Nov 27.