Join CLASSROOMS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS AcROSS ILLINOIS
From the shores of Lake Michigan to the banks of the mighty Mississippi and all ponds, lakes, and streams in between, Illinois depends on its waterways for agriculture, recreation, drinking water and much more. Unfortunately, our waterways are too often filled with garbage, toxic chemicals, and more. While our modern lifestyles may be comfortable, laws protecting our waterways are weak and the political will to fund cleanups of these waterways is limited. This doesn’t have to be the case! By participating in Illinois Global Scholar's first annual Illinois Waterway Cleanup Week, you and your students can work with people in your community, state, and world to do your part to protect our waterways and become engaged global citizens in the process.
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