This extraordinary project, which began in 2004, is an ongoing collaboration among the 7th grade Life Sciences teachers, the Mabry Science Club, the Rivers Alive Watershed Clean-up and Educational group, the Cobb County Adopt-a-Stream program, the Cobb County Parks and Recreation Service, and the Keep Cobb Beautiful organization. The project received an $11,000 grant in 2004. Their work has been recognized with the first place award in the Youth Environmental Symposium, sponsored by the Georgia Conservancy.
The purpose of the project is to conduct a detailed, ongoing study of the flora, fauna, environmental and sociological issues in Sweat Mountain Park, which is contiguous to our school property. In addition to keeping detailed records of the water quality and plant and animal life in the park, semi-annual clean up and maintenance events, wildlife demonstrations, lunch in the park, and movie-making activities are scheduled for the whole family and our greater community. These events have proven to be great fun for the whole family in addition to meeting an important environmental need in our community. The movies of past events have been shared with a sing-along for young students at two of our elementary schools on Earth Day.
The Mabry Global Learning Collaborative will feature information and data related to this ongoing community collaboration. If you are interested in participating in this project, you may contact any of the Mabry science teachers; however, Mrs. Carroll, who actually began the project, will serve as your primary contact.
Visit the Sweat Mountain Environmental Impact Study at Mabry's Global Learning Collaborative at this link.