Calumet is My Backyard II
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Chicago, IL

BOLD Chicago Institute worked with high school students on Chicago’s Southeast side to engage them in a service learning project focused on biodiversity, invasive species, and ecological restoration in the Lake Michigan watershed.  The program paired an environmental classroom curriculum with hands-on education at four sites along Lake Calumet.  In total the project aimed to engage more than 150 students at five high schools in the Calumet watershed.  These students, along with their teachers removed invasive species and restored native plant communities on 50 acres of protected land and develop an on-going water quality testing program as well as a habitat monitoring protocol.

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