We could talk about poor test scores on math and science tests which exclude many of our students from STEM careers.
We could talk about classrooms where our students shiver through the winter and swelter through every heat wave.
We could talk about the poor air quality and inadequate ventilation which can reduce student achievement and trigger asthma attacks.
We could talk and talk about the myriad of environmental health challenges in Baltimore.
But why not study and solve these problems instead? Isn’t that more fun?
In Experiment You, students test their schools, engaging in real world scientific investigations with professional tools, protocols and experts. Students choose an issue, collect and analyze data, and then innovate to create improvements or solutions. Presenting their findings and recommendations to school officials and on the web can help bring attention and resources to help solve these problems.
In Upstream, Downstream, we look at the changes in water quality throughout the watershed. We are working to create a network of school testing sites so we can observe changes in water quality throughout the Baltimore watershed. We are also working to establish a network of air monitoring stations so students can also study our air shed.
Finally, we post videos and resources on local environmental issues, enabling students to hear testimony, witness protests,and read reports and studies on local issues.
Please contact us if you have any questions or wish to collaborate on projects together.