TWC Education students provide wetlands clean-up

Posted on: May 5, 2013

A group of TWC students partnered to help with spring maintenance at the Athens City Park wetlands area.

A group of Tennessee Wesleyan College students are getting down and dirty with their studies. Education majors taking ED 110, a service-learning designated course, and Education Angels, a service organization for education majors, partnered to help with spring maintenance at the Athens City Park wetlands area on Thursday, April 25.

One of the service-learning options for the ED 110 students was to work with Shawn Lindsey, public works director for the city of Athens, to begin the development of lesson plans and supplemental materials that will be available to teachers and others who may want to know about specific aspects of the wetlands.

As part of their studies, the TWC ED 110 students designed plans for several educational stations that can provide information about the wetlands environment. TWC’s Education Angels are also contributing to wetlands lesson plans that will be housed at the E. G. Fisher Public Library and will be available for checkout.

Activities for the TWC students who provided wetlands maintenance included mulching to protect young landscape plants and general clean-up, maintenance that will support the wetlands environment that provides an excellent outdoor scientific learning area for residents of all ages.

The TWC students who volunteered included: Kaycee Harris, Kevin Montgomery, Rachel McDonald, Lauren Oglesby, Anna Padgett, Jessica Franich, Arnold Mutuse, Quin Savant, Brandon Self, Cole Duncan, and Ryan Phillips. Assisting the students was Dr. Nancy Gregg, TWC assistant professor of education and psychology and coordinator of the Master of Science in Curriculum Leadership program.