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Chicago students support environmental justice, recovery in their own ‘backyard’

students gathered around Wolf Lake
Juarez High School students look closely at Wolf Lake, an 804-acre lake that straddles the Indiana and Illinois state line near Lake Michigan, during the “Toxics to Treasures Tour.”

NOAA’s Great Lakes B-WET program provides enriching outdoor STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experiences for local students. Industrialized areas along the Calumet River in Illinois and Indiana still provide enriching outdoor STEM experiences for local students. The Calumet Is My Back Yard (CIMBY) program has reached over 1,000 high school students from the south side of Chicago. NOAA’s Great Lakes B-WET program is supported by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

Read the full story: Environmental education shows what it means to do 'green' STEM