Coventry Local Schools

Disney Planet Challenge

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COVENTRY MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS EARN SECOND PLACE IN THE NATION!
With help from Mrs. Lorence, Mr. Trogdon’s 7th period class completed an exciting project as a part of Disney’s Planet Challenge.  Disney’s Planet Challenge™ (DPC) is a FREE, highly-acclaimed, project-based, environmental competition for middle school students all across the United States. The program inspires students to be good stewards of the environment and empowers them to make a difference in their school, at home and in their local communities. All of these goals are achieved, while teaching kids about science, conservation and positive ways to impact the planet.
Our students explored the environmental issue of algal bloom in Lake Erie.  They have worked with a variety of community agencies including: Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio Division of Wildlife, The Ohio State University’s Aquatics Center at Stone Lab, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Good Nature Organic Lawn Care and the University of Akron.  Our students were also featured in various media outlets and received support from Rep. Betty Sutton, Senator Sherrod