Oyler Green STEM Fair Features 2 Water Learning Stations

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Students from Oyler School worked with architectural professionals on water quality and stormwater management at their Summer of STEM Green STEM Fair. The Fair provided 6 learning stations including renewable energy and energy efficiency. Oyler students will be participating in follow up Eco-mentoring workshops over the coming weeks. One student remarked, ‘Can I take that (fuel cell) car home with me?!’ The students eagerly gathered round to get involved in the hands-on learning.


Joi Sears conducted the Energy Efficiency electric generator

Joi Sears conducted the Energy Efficiency electric generator

Thanks so much to our supporters, including, Duke Energy Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative, PNC Charitable Trusts, and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA). OEPA also supplied green STEM career bingo cards. The Ohio State University Environmental Professionals Network provided green STEM career brochures.

Environmental ALI Staff Begins Environmental Health Project

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Steve Schumacher, Green STEM officer for Environmental ALI took part in a 6 week training program for community leaders presented by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training. This was in preparation for beginning an environmental health emphasis within the programs of Environmental ALI. “Tremendous advances in health knowledge are being made due to extensive health information available to community organizations and citizens,” stated Schumacher. “Vulnerable populations and their advocates can work to change adverse health effects based upon this emerging knowledge.”
More details will be posted as program plans are completed.

Plumbing Engineer at Parker Woods Montessori

Andrew Hemmelgarn, a plumbing engineer for SHP Leading Design, spoke with the Parker Woods Montessori Green Club. The Green Club is coordinated and sponsored by Environmental ALI and Andrew visited the Club as an eco-mentor discussing the vital nature of clean water and water planning. Students asked great questions about water systems and keeping water safe and healthy. Andrew spoke as part of the World Plumbing Day for the local chapter of American Society of Plumbing Engineers. Many thanks to Andrew and SHP Leading Design for being part of the Eco-Mentoring program.

Green Club students will be demonstrating renewable energy equipment and other environmental science topics at the Parker Woods Montessori’s Science Night on Thursday, April 7th.

Students had heard of the Flint, Mi water crisis and wanted to know what could be done about it.

Students had heard of the Flint, Mi water crisis and wanted to know what could be done about it.