Students learn about environment through GM Green program

Students from three schools got to work side-by-side with environmental professionals Friday at the Mill Creek Metro Farms in Canfield as part of the GM Green program.
Students from three schools got to work side-by-side with environmental professionals Friday at the Mill Creek Metro Farms in Canfield as part of the GM Green program.

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – A watershed education program gives some local students insight into environmental engineering.

Students from three schools got to work side-by-side with environmental professionals Friday at the Mill Creek Metro Farms in Canfield. They learned about pressing issues involving watersheds, specifically the best ways to protect them.

A group called Earth Force hosted Friday’s event but says General Motors plays a vital role in educating young people at these events.

“They do a lot of environmental efforts and conservation efforts within all of their facilities, and so that translates very well to some of the practical field experiences some of the young people have, as well as engages them in understanding possible career opportunities for the environmental field,” said Jan Sneddon, director of the GM Green program.

The Green Program has been in existence since 1984. General Motors got on board in 1989.

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