Media Tips are listed in chronological order. August 13, 2014
The Dogwood Elementary Summer Science Academy recently hosted Dan Schwartz of Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation, who shared his expertise about how to determine stream health. Schwartz explained that by identifying different species of macro-invertebrates, students can check for stream health and the level of biodiversity. The students learned how to use the same methods that Schwartz uses in his own work in conservation. Information about how to develop a healthier ecosystem is available online. Contact Linda Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three FCPS high school seniors have been chosen for the internship program at the Sully Historic Site in Chantilly. Daniel Ricks of Chantilly High, Carina Nur of Herndon High, and Carolina Sosa of Westfield High are learning how to preserve and interpret cultural resources during their part-time internships, including giving historic house tours, helping with opening and closing security procedures, working with children’s groups and history camps, and running Dairy Day programs, in which families learn to make butter and ice cream. They are also conducting administrative and research projects. The internships, which are funded through the end of the year by the Sully Foundation, Ltd., were established in honor of former board member Margaret Peck. Peck served as a manager at Sully, educator and historian, and was a local author in the Herndon community. Contact the FCPS Department of Communications and Community Outreach at 571-423-1200.
August 18, 2014