Fox River Country Day School has a ton of opportunities to keep their students in touch with nature. Check out this great group of youth who are making a difference for the environment in their community!
Stewardship Crew (Stew Crew) is an award-winning, hands-on service learning program where students have the opportunity to care for the earth through direct action that fosters individual responsibility and benefits the school community. The program is designed for middle school students and is one of three elective courses from which they can choose. Students meet before lunch four times per week for 50 minutes to join the environmental science teacher in the woods that surround the school campus.
Students work together to remove invasive plant species, collect and sow seeds from native plants, and build and maintain trails throughout the school’s property. Not only does this activity help the school ecologically, it also beautifies the landscape and provides other classes with a living laboratory for environmental education learning opportunities. This program builds character, confidence, and teamwork in students and leads them toward success by teaching them that each individual has the power and ability to make the world a better place.
Post submitted by Mike Raczyla, Fox River Country Day School