Posted: April 22, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
Students in Andrew Wingfield’s New Century College class, Self as Citizen, survey the trash and debris they pulled from Mason’s streams as part of an Earth Day project yesterday. Says Wingfield, “Two of the topics students explore in this course are ecological citizenship and community action. The stream cleanup was a fun way to combine these two threads.” About 120 students fanned out along the campus streams, which are part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The catalog of items retrieved includes a license plate, a golf club, a broom, clothing, curtains, two car tires, a blender, a basketball, a boot, and a wallet full of identification and credit cards with 1987 expiration dates. Partners in the project were the Mason’s Physical Plant and its Recycling/Waste Management unit and the Center for Service and Leadership.
Photo by Evan Cantwell