Carolina High school students from Mrs. Whitaker’s environmental science classes presented to City of Greenville staff and school administration their class projects on Brownfields. The project was titled Re-GREENville and included the concepts of population growth, land use, water, soil, and pollution. Students worked on their projects in groups and created presentation to explain their studies on Brownfields. The presentations were judged by school administration, teachers, and City of Greenville staff. The top two groups presented at the Brownfields Lunch and Learn held on November 10. The presentations concluded their studies on brownfields and the Re-GREENville project.
City of Greenville staff accompanied the class on two field trips throughout the course of the class’s Re-GREENville project studies. The students studied local brownfields in the downtown area, such as the Swamp Rabbit Trail and Mayberry Park and were able to spend a day exploring Lake Conestee Nature park and mill where they studied the land and collected and tested water samples from the Reedy River.
These young scholars were eager to learn and explore brownfields and other topics pertaining to the environment. They will be able to use this knowledge as they head to college or careers in the next year or two.