21st Century Preparatory School Visits UW-Parkside for Natural and Health Sciences Day
By: Kamala Burks, Communications and Events Assistant
Students from 21st Century Preparatory School in Racine visited the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Friday, Oct. 6. The students were from Mr. Jamian Knuth’s science class. The outing was part of a grant called “Protecting America’s Water” through the EPA and Greening School’s Network. The students were invited to Parkside to participate in a Natural and Health Sciences Day sponsored by the College of Natural and Health Sciences. Students participated in outdoor, hands-on environmental science activities with Laura Schulz, Director of the Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC). They explored various parts of campus, specifically looking at environmental science topics, including soil sampling. The students also learned about various career opportunities in the natural and health sciences.
21st Century Preparatory School is a public school that is charter certified through UW-Parkside and has continued partnerships with admissions, and faculty such as, Laura Schulz, and Dr. Bryan Lewis. Mr. Knuth called the Parkside partnership “crucial for the lifeline of our school” to extend real-life learning experiences. “The Natural and Health Sciences Day was a continuation of the grant with Dr. Julie Kinzelman, but also a truly integral aspect of authentic learning with experts in the field.”