Seventh grade students at Northport K-8 are leading Project Citizen—an active-learning program that engages students in developing public policy for their communities. This year, students are focusing on the negative impacts of water pollution. They are tasked with finding possible solutions for the problem, but must first research the causes of pollution and its effects on the environment.
The group asked Port St. Lucie Utility Systems to participate in a roundtable discussion where students shared their ideas and asked for input from Utility Marketing Coordinator Jenny Tomes. They discussed the resources available to help support their project, as well as the importance of bridging the gap between education and action.
This was the first of several future discussions that will lead to the final showcasing in 2020 of their action plan and portfolio before a panel of civic-minded community members.
For more information, contact:
Utility Marketing and Digital Video Coordinator