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Problems can be FUN!

Ever thought that solving a problem could be fun? The Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA) uses problems – and how we can solve them – as a fun and effective way to engage teachers of grades 4, 5, and 6 and their students in studying science. This approach is called problem-based learning and is the focus of several VISTA summer teacher training programs at universities across Virginia.

Making a Difference with 100 Trees

Ask Geordon Worley, a junior at Cosby High School, what he’s been thinking about lately and he will quickly tell you – treeslots of trees! As part of his Eagle Scout project, Geordon led members of Boy Scout Troop #2860 in the planting of 100 trees around Swift Creek Reservoir. 

Watch the video below to find out more about this important project.

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