Monday, December 31, 2012

Watershed Ambassadors [Video]

This is a story I produced for Classroom Close-up, NJ that aired earlier this month. It's about students at Kresson Elementary School in Voorhees who are studying Watersheds. I love doing these outdoor stories, but this one was particularly memorable because it was the first time I'd ever really encountered Americorps volunteers. The young women helping with the environmental lessons at Kresson were from New Jersey's Watershed Ambassador program.

Americorps recently received a lot of press when they were called on to help at shelters, remove debris, and provide assistance following Super Storm Sandy. I ran into a few of them in Hopatcong while working on a segment for an upcoming episode about the storm's impact on the state's schools.

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