High school students and officials in Broken Arrow have started working together in an environmental conservation project involving a floating wetland.
As the Tulsa World recently reported, the new joint conservation partnership focuses on a detention pond across from the Broken Arrow High School. Eventually, students and city workers will use the project to target the city’s Upper Adams Creek floodplain for other environmental improvements.
“I am thrilled about this collaboration,” said Donna Gradel, a Broken Arrow environmental science teacher who happens to be the 2018 Teacher of the Year.
Superintendent Janet Dunlop is too.
“A major benefit of the program will be to provide our students, the future leaders of our community, the opportunity to help plan what we want our community to become—-a more ecologically conscious and environmentally sustainable community. This is true empowerment.”