In June, five Barrington High School students participated in the BACT intern program where they learned about habitat restoration at BACT owned Pederson Preserve and Far Field Preserve. They also participated in stream monitoring at Pederson Preserve.
Each student was asked to complete a questionnaire prior to and after the week program to help the program coordinator, Susan Lenz, gauge program effectiveness. At the end of each day, Susan asked the students to complete a “reflection log”, answering a few brief questions on what was learned that day. Susan also challenged the students to prepare a short presentation for parents and BACT board and staff members to illustrate what they learned through their experiences.
The development of future stewards through the various presentations is evident by the video above, created by intern Sean Lucas. Each student received a framed certificate to commemorate their participation.
Thank you to each student for contributing to BACT’s mission to preserve our community’s rare and exceptional open spaces for current and future generations.