Project Summary

Scott Elementary School is located in DeWitt, Michigan, a suburb of Michigan’s capital city, Lansing.  During the 2014–15 school year, Cammie Jones’ fourth-grade classroom worked with their local deputy drain commissioner and other local experts to repair a gully on their playground caused by storm water runoff from the school parking lot.  Students researched options for the repair, surveyed their schoolmates, sought permission from their district’s leadership, and carried out the repairs.

The project was supported by the GRAND Learning Network, one of nine regional hubs that comprise the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.