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Sturgeon City of Jacksonville, NC
April 5, 2011

This is a wonderful bunch of people serving the community and the environment here in Jacksonville! They have taken on the ominous task of cleaning up the New River after the city had dumped their sewage in it for decades, and have done so spectacularly. They get out environmental information every chance they get: I have seen them at farmers market, every festival they have here on the coast, and even at schools. They are always very interested in talking to citizens about local environmental issues and what they can do personally to help, and have farm raised flounder to observe to grab kids attention and get them interested in talking as well. My son is participating in a youth program or theirs called 'Street Science'. It is an amazing program that is offered free to families that focuses on a different aspect of science each month. The children are given exposure and experience through hands on learning of many different avenues of the scientific world, enhancing the curiosity of the students. This gives these children exposure to fantastic teaching in venues they might not otherwise be exposed to. I know that Sturgeon City at Jacksonville is very interested in bringing the educational experience to schools, and I will be very excited when that comes to fruition.
All in all, this is an amazing program, a wonderful and hard working group of individuals, and Jacksonville, NC is very lucky to have them. Any recognition they can get is well deserved.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The ever improving health of the New River and with my child's increased interest in science and school as a whole

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money? These guys do a great job with not much. They are awesome!

MY ROLE:
Client Served & Child participates in a science education program.