In Ms. Dobler’s 6th grade science class, students spend the beginning of the year studying the Chesapeake Bay watershed as an example of an ecosystem. All students work together, as a class, to craft proposals to answer the question “What can we do to improve our watershed in Washington, D.C.” This year, five of our six groups made it to the final round of the competition, representing the work of 4 class periods and one enrichment group. This is the most groups we have ever taken to the competition! Last week representatives from each group traveled to Anacostia Park to present their work as part of the Anacostia Youth Environmental Summit. This day included the final round of the competition and a variety of activities related to the environmental and health sciences. In total, the students won $3000 in prize money for their proposals.