MISSING YOU ALL
Dear Watershed Explorers,
It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this message today. I am beyond sad that our year has been interrupted and that we are going to lose this exciting educational time. We were just about to embark on critter presentations and outdoor field trips which are truly the favorite of everyone involved in this program, especially Mrs. Morissette.
I am still hoping that we will be able to enjoy Goddard Park on May 20th, but until that time, I want you all to know that I will be staying in contact through the website, and you are always welcome to email me using the button on the bottom of this page. I would love to hear what you are up to and truly hope that you will enjoy some fantastic outdoor explorations with your family.
I will be posting a daily blog to inspire and showcase some of the wonderful natural places here in our state. I hope that you will check some of them out.
Until I see you again my amazing scientists, please keep exploring!
Much Ado About Gloving
Each year the NBC Watershed Explorers Program uses over 6,400 gloves. The gloves are important, because they keep explorer hands safe from toxins and bacteria that may be present during water testing experiments. The problem is that used gloves have to be discarded. This was really making Mrs. Morissette CRAZY, so she decided to research glove recycling programs!
Enter Terra Cycle and it's Zero Waste boxes. Many hard to recycle materials can be collected in these special boxes and sent to Terra Cycle for repurposing. Now the Watershed Explorer gloves will be collected, boxed, sent to Terra Cycle, and made into some really neat products such as playground equipment and patio furniture. Please take a minute to check out Terra Cycle using the link below and even sign up for some free recycling programs that Explorers can even participate in!
A huge watershed thank you to my wonderful friends Eamon from Woodridge Elementary and Audrey and Mya from Agnes Little for these wonderful drawings. These mean so much to me and remind me why I love my work. All of the watershed explorers are special and I am so proud of the work that each of you has accomplished in just a short amount of time!
LAST YEAR'S EXPLORER CONFERENCE
A very heartfelt thank you to all of the students, teachers, chaperons, and NBC staff who made this year's Watershed Explorers Program a monumental success. It was an absolute pleasure working with each and every one of you and seeing the growth in your understanding of how to make this Earth a better place for all. I am beyond proud and hope that you will share your knowledge with others. Keep exploring this summer and for years to come!!!