Cook-Wissahickon Wins EPA Award for Environmental Stewardship

GADOS 2013#2In a ceremony at our school this past Wednesday, Cook-Wissahickon seventh-grade students and their teachers were presented with an award by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Philadelphia Water Department and the Schuylkill Action Network.  Middle school students at our school are taking part in a long-term effort, stretching back several years, to integrate our science curriculum with stewardship for the part of the Schuylkill River watershed that is on our campus.  In the words of PWD award presenter Kelly Anderson:  “They have exhibited a long-term vision for greening their campus and addressing storm water management by tying in classroom lessons concerning watershed/drinking water protection with on-the-ground storm water projects on their campus.”  We are so proud of the work of our students and their teachers, Mr. Jose Ramos and Ms. Diane Powers.  Read the whole story and see more great pictures here.