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Student Perspectives: Preparing their presentations

Andy: (River clean-up project) I think for the most part we do know what we’re talking about. We’ve talked to many people who are very aware on the subject and there’s not really much to hide in this. If you want to find it, you can find it. I believe we’ve found what we need. Hopefully, we’ll let them know that younger generations do care about our community as well as our rivers--stuff that adds to our community and makes it a better place. I guess that’s kind of what our main goal is. Hopefully, they’ll jump on it and say, “Hey, we need to clean this up before it gets too late.”

John: (River clean-up project) Hopefully the City Council will be receptive to our idea and not shut us down. I’m expecting that they will fire a lot of questions at us. Hopefully, we can answer those with ease and look like we know what we’re talking about and know how to solve it.

The grading is based on how well you interpret the problem in the community and how well you define it as a real problem for everyone environmentally--businesspeople and the community as a whole. Our peers are going to be grading us and giving us some constructive criticism so we know what we did wrong and what we can do better. We can really build on that so when we present to the Council tonight they’ll be really impressed and take our project to heart.


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