Why We Are Here: The ACPS student community disproportionately reflects less privileged segments of the city's population, many of whom live in communities and near waterways that experience the negative impact of urban development and infrastructure, traffic congestion, etc.
Demographics: Information to be added soon.
What We Are Doing: Most of our work in Alexandria is currently through the Corporation for National and Community Service's Watershed STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) Initiative. In coordination with the science curriculum specialist, ACPS has recruited and we have been able to train 12 ACPS teachers, who will be using the Earth Force process and Protecting Our Watersheds curriculum in their classrooms.
Partners play a major role in field trips and discussions, and include local agencies like the Alexandria Sanitation Authority (ASA), Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), and Alexandria Office of Environmental Quality.
Earth Force History in this Community: In the past we have had limited Earth Force participation from individual ACPS teachers and their classrooms, notably at Hammond I Middle School, where students were honored in both 2009 and 2010 with the Exemplary Classroom Award at the Earth Force Youth Summit.
Number of Youth: 200
Number of Educators: 12
Participating School Districts: