While most APS students were sleeping in, soaking up the sun and riding the wave that is summer vacation, a group of four students from Fletcher Intermediate Science and Technology School spent more than 600 hours conducting research about the flooding dangers that exist in the school’s neighborhood.
These four students, also known as the “Creek Corps,” formed an advanced math group to explore the school’s neighborhood and watershed. Thanks to Fletcher’s Summer of Service partnership with Earth Force, the Westerly Creek flood research project was born, allowing students to create and implement an education campaign about flood dangers and risk factors.
When it was all said and done, students produced a brochure, called “Awareness of Westerly Creek Flooding,” and distributed it to about 100 people at the June 23 dedication of New Freedom Park, which is bisected by the creek.
The Westerly Creek flood research project was made possible in part from a recent $32,400 Walmart Foundation grant for summer learning programs in the Denver metro area.