EPA and Partners Lend a Green Hand to North Gulfport Middle School Students

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ATLANTA -- Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) together with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Land Trust for Mississippi Coastal Plan will present experiential environmental learning opportunities for eight grade students at North Gulfport Middle School on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, beginning at 9 a.m.

Principal Regina Lewis will open the program and give an overview of the day. Students will then break into small groups and rotate among stations featuring green, hands-on experiences. The activities have been carefully chosen to increase environmental literacy of the Gulf of Mexico, promote stewardship and support children’s health.

WHO:
Diane Altsman, Chief of Staff, EPA-Gulf of Mexico Program;
Coen Perrott, Basin Group IV Coordinator, MDEQ;
Judy Steckler, Executive Director, Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plan;
Flowers White, Turkey Creek Community Representative;
Regina Lewis, Principal, North Gulfport Middle School; and
Paulette Carter, Science Teacher, North Gulfport Middle School

WHAT:
Green Hands-On Activities with North Gulfport Middle School Students

WHEN:
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 from 9 to 11 a.m. CST

WHERE:
North Gulfport Middle School (Note the event will kick-off at the school’s track)
4715 Illinois Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501

RSVP:
***Credentialed members of the media must RSVP to LaKeshia Robertson at 228-688-1712 or robertson.lakeshia@epa.gov. The event is not open to the public.

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