The Natural Resources/Environmental Education Program, directed by Pam Graves, is beginning its second year. The first year was a great success and had over 1,700 students visit the Savannah River Site Classroom.

We are pleased to announce the expansion of the NREEP programs to include over 35 elementary and middle schools in the CSRA. Steve Lenzo, Forest Service Education Specialist, has joined the NREEP staff and will be piloting a program for high school students. Marlene Tilleman has also permanently joined the NREEP staff as Administrative Specialist.

NREEP utilizes the Savannah River Site for studies that enhance student knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering skills. Students in grades 3-8 learn to identify plants, analyze soil types, take animal prints, learn to use measuring equipment and much, much more! High school programs include water quality analysis as well as some forest management techniques. We are also working on some exciting workshops for teachers such as a CEPUP workshop, night hikes, and even a workshop on our own Savannah River.

The NREEP staff has reported that the changes for the 1994-95 school year will mean "that even more children will be able to participate in enhancing their skills in math, science, and engineering in a hands-on situation." For more information about bringing your class to visit NREEP at the Savannah River Site, please contact Pam Graves at (803) 725-8172.

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