ROWE -- Seventeen AmeriCorps members from SCA Massachusetts will be at the Hawlemont and Rowe Schools on Friday, Dec. 21, to work with kindergarten though sixth grade students. The main activities that day will focus on team building and learning about environmental interconnectedness.
After the Rowe school burned during the summer of 2012, Rowe students and staff relocated to the Hawlemont School in Charlemont. Both schools are continuing to operate as separate entities in the same building.
"The administrators of both schools are excited to have the opportunity to bring the students together. Since our corps members are working with both schools, it seemed logical for us to organize the event," said Jessica Harwood, the Education and Service Learning Manager for SCA Massachusetts.
Corps members Jasmine Jones, Camilo Gonzalez and Lauren Kline work at the Hawlemont and Rowe school.
The day will begin with an all school assembly where the AmeriCorps members will introduce the major themes of the day. The students will then attend inside and outside workshops in groups of students from each school. The AmeriCorps members hope to introduce the students to each other, help them get to know each other, and teach environmental education lessons relevant to working together and caring for their community.
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the only national organization that develops tomorrow’s conservation leaders by providing conservation service in all 50 states, from urban communities to national parks and forests. Since 1957, SCA’s hands-on practice of conservation service has helped to develop new generations of conservation leaders and to inspire lifelong stewardship. The SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps program, headquartered at Kenneth Dubuque State Forest in Hawley, works in partnership with Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Massachusetts Service Alliance and the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps) to teach environmental education to youth and complete high priority conservation projects across the state. To learn more, visit www.theSCA.org.