Scituate High School Science and the Environment Community Night
Monday, April 4th from 5:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Please join Scituate High School at our Science and the Environment Community Night on the evening of Monday, April 4th from 5:45 – 8:15 as our physical science and chemistry students join forces to bring you loads of information about energy conservation, renewable energy, well water quality, and ground water protection. The night will include poster presentations about energy resources, and a slide presentation revealing the latest results of our well water analysis and a discussion of this data for homeowners in Scituate.
Scituate High School students are working together to increase the awareness, understanding, and
interest in water resources within the Scituate Reservoir Watershed by participating in the GET WET! Program
developed and provided through the University of Maine and implemented under the direction of the Northern RI Conservation District with funding from Providence Water. GET WET! is an acronym for Groundwater Education Through Water Evaluation and Testing.
Approximately 120 chemistry and applied science students from Mrs. Denise Collin’s and Mr. Brian Wentworth’s classes tested their own well water to screen for several indicator parameters in the school chemistry lab. The results were recorded and several professionals from entities including Richard Blodgett and Christopher Riely of Providence Water, Patrick Craft of RI Department of Health, Christopher Modisette of RI Resource Conservation and Development and Gina DeMarco and Elizabeth Berg of Northern RI Conservation District dedicated their time to help one of Mrs. Collins’ classes research issues to consider in analyzing water quality. The students used the information to develop a presentation to assist their own community in understanding and protecting their drinking water wells.
Fifty students in Ms. Donovan’s Physical and Earth Science classes and student leaders in the SHS & SMS NEED Project will be presenting posters and children’s activities related to energy conservation and renewable energy. They hope that some of the information provided to members of the community through this event will help our community reduce energy waste and encourage increased production of renewable energy.
We thank you in advance for attending this event – for your presence demonstrates that the education of our young leaders is something that you value. We at Scituate High School appreciate your assistance in providing quality educational experiences. The opportunity that the students involved in this event have to discuss their work with adults who are not their parents or teachers is a valuable experience that can help them improve important communication skills. Your anonymous written feedback will be used by students as they reflect on this experience and the effectiveness of their communication so that they can grow as communicators, problem solvers and leaders.