Monday, October 28, 2013

Phillpe Cousteau's expedition to Four Mile Run with GW Middle School

WUSA9 featured more about the story of international environmental group, EarthEcho, and its trip to Four Mile Run with students from GW Middle School:
"EarthEcho's first Expedition was to the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Expedition project includes instructional videos, online work sheets, and lesson plans for teachers. Phillipe Cousteau officially launched EarthEcho Expedition on October 9th at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria. Through his website, earthecho.org, he's connecting schoolchildren with their own watershed, while giving teachers a usable science curriculum."
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A film crew from Earth Echo International shot footage in Four Mile Run in September. Here's some behind the scene footage of EarthEcho's Ashlan Gorse joining students from Earth Force at Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria, VA to learn a little bit about water testing. (Click this link if the video does not appear below).

Earth Force is a national non-profit youth organization empowers kids to help solve local environmental problems.

EarthEcho Expeditions is an annual program that will travel the world to engage young people in a voyage of discovery. The Four Mile Run stop was part of EarthEcho Expedition: Into the Dead Zone transforms learning for middle and high school students through three phases that span a year of youth engagement and community action.

EarthEcho International’s programs are dedicated to the legacy of Philippe Cousteau Sr., a legacy of devotion to the conservation and restoration of the Oceans and one that can be shared by all people. EarthEcho's programs embrace service-learning and the power of individuals to reshape their communities and our world.

For more information about either organization check out: http://earthecho.org/ and http://www.earthforce.org/

See more at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P23V81uIFhw&feature=share&list=PLcXx4ry1etn-snmf9Vk7GolvVDt_EdYpx

Or read the full story about the GW Middle School students involvment with EarthEcho and Four Mile Run at WUSA9's website.
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