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GSMS sixth-graders show water lessons

Staff Report

Milla Montoya-Weir, a sixth-grade student at Glenwood Springs Middle School, presents her findings regarding the Two Rivers Park shoreline enhancement project during the Jan. 19 student expo.

On Jan. 19, sixth-grade students at Glenwood Springs Middle School presented their recent learning about water resources and ecology to the community at a Science Expo.

More than 200 parents and community members showed up to hear the information regarding the question, "Should we enhance the shoreline of Two Rivers Park?"

Students presented about the ecological, geological and economical parts of the Colorado River and also discussed what they learned from the different community members who came to speak at the school last semester.

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program demonstrated how the students wrote and recorded public service announcements for KDNK. Band students performed sounds the river makes from the headwaters to the mouth.

And, the community was invited to view student posters which contained each student's thought process on the question, "Should we enhance the shoreline of Two Rivers Park?"

"It was a huge success, and Glenwood Springs Middle School is very proud of all the students involved," said Autumn Rivera, who teaches sixth-grade science at GSMS. "A special thanks to all community members who increased student learning by participating in our expedition."