This Earth Day, fourth graders at University of Chicago Lab School took on cleanup efforts at 57th Street Beach in Hyde Park. Nearly 100 Lab students are becoming Adopt-a-Beach volunteers this year. While many students had been to 57th Street Beach before, the cleanup experience was a first.
Teacher Michelle Holmes was also new to Adopt-a-Beach, and she already has a vision for how to expand her students’ impact while incorporating cleanups into lesson plans in the future.
Holmes plans to do a series of cleanups with her students next year, and use the litter data they collect for an in-class analysis project. We’re so inspired by these young Great Lakes leaders, and we can’t wait to see this effort grow!