Local students are taking aim at local and worldwide issues.
Two environmental science classes at Beaver Brae have recently completed their final project of the semester, and hosted an Environmental Fair to show off their work. Students were able to choose a topic of their choice, and complete a project to help teach other students about various issues in the environment.
Science teacher at Beaver Brae, Nancy Wagenaar, spoke about the inspiration behind hosting the fair.
“The subjects all definitely impact the way we live, and the way we live impacts the environment, so to learn about the interactions and human impacts, it’s really important. We focus on forests, soils, aquatics and wildlife, and the interactions that humans have with those areas. They’re all so important, and we have a huge impact on each of those areas. Students chose topics such as air pollution, water pollution, endangered species. Also the bigger issues like overpopulation and global warming. The students were able to investigate their own topic a little bit deeper,” she said.
Grade 10, 11 and 12 students participated in the fair. Residents can check out some of the students’ work below, or in Beaver Brae’s atrium.