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Leaf Pack Network News, Winter 2004-2005

Professor Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and founder of GBM, took the first Leaf Pack Kit to Kenya in 2002 and her staff ran with it. In 2003, three schools successfully implemented the Leaf Pack Experiment into their science classes!

Leaf Pack Network News, Fall 2004

Clearpool Education Center staff brought colonized leaf packs to Brooklyn’s Academy for Urban Planning after the students had created and placed them in the streams on the CEC campus. The experience was a huge hit with both the teachers and the students at the school.

Leaf Pack Network News, Fall 2003

Once you have gotten to know your watershed, learned about your river’s uses, values and threats, and examined its physical habitat, benthic macroinvertebrate community, and water quality, there are many activities you can do to protect and improve your river’s health.

Leaf Pack Network News, Winter 2003

“We recently completed our third annual experiment, and the interest is still high,” ninth grade teacher Mr. Ambrose reports. Interestingly, he is a computer science teacher, and you may be wondering what a computer science teacher is doing in the stream.

Leaf Pack Network News, Fall 2002

Did you know that September through November is the best time to do a leaf pack experiment? Your students could investigate local issues that affect your community, gather relevant ecological data, and learn how to apply that information to solve local problems.

Students in Kenya Do the Leaf Pack Experiment

At the end of her visit to Stroud Water Research Center, Nobel Prize nominee Wangari Maathai, was given a Leaf Pack Kit with the hope that she could engage students in Kenyan schools in a new and exciting approach to conservation.

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