North Hopkins High School Wins Grant to Monitor Cooper Lake
North Hopkins High School received a $1,489.54 grant from Collins Academy on Wednesday morning and the Today Foundation for a proposal sent in by Janis Thomas, a teacher, for an outdoor classroom and water monitoring on Cooper Lake.
Receiving the check from Dr. Marnie Rout of EcoVerdant and Libby Horton were students Lily Clayton and Jessica Hatley with teacher Janis Thomas.
Her students participated in the Paddlefish Project as a satellite school in 2014-15 by naming and tracking Paddlefish and this year they will take part in completing an environmental project that applies to this area.
The North Hopkins students will actively participate in a hands-on environmental science project through the Texas Stream Team of the Texas State University and the Meadows Center for Water and Environment.
Thomas reports the students will create a garden near the school campus to attract pollinators and provide an outdoor classroom as she is trained through the Collins Academy in Jefferson, Texas to instruct.