Flint River Project

An immersive authentic educational project by Westwood Schools in Camilla, GA US

Students, faculty, conservationists, scientists, historians, authors, and others unite to preserve our Flint River Heritage.

Why the Flint River?

"Wingate checked on his horses his rein
With a hand as light as a butterfly
And drank content in body and brain
As he gazed for a moment at the sky.
This was his Georgia - this his share
Of pine and river and sleepy air."

Stephen Vincent-Benet, John Brown's Body.

The Flint River was just named one of the 10 endangered rivers of the USA.

This project has been created for Westwood Schools grades 9-12 students to document, participate, learn, and share about this wonderful resource.

Tags for this project
In order for student work to be correctly cataloged, it must be tagged as follows:
  • math
  • history
  • science
  • literature
  • video

Your first reflection should be tagged:
  • reflection1
  • Your second reflection:
  • reflection2

Videos

 

UStream Live TV Channel

Streaming .TV shows by Ustream
We will be presenting live at 8:30 am on May 19, 2009.

Blog Posts

Knowing Your Stuff

Posted by Collard on May 19, 2009 at 11:42am

In Retrospect

Posted by Collard on May 19, 2009 at 11:41am

Flint River Immersion Project Reflection 2009

Posted by Hope B. on May 18, 2009 at 2:30pm

My Immersion Project 2009 Reflection

Posted by Jordan B. on May 18, 2009 at 2:05pm

Flint River Reflection and Poem

Posted by katie on May 18, 2009 at 1:30pm

Final Blog

Posted by Austin H on May 18, 2009 at 11:32am

The Flint River- Poem

Posted by Matthew Paul Tucker on May 18, 2009 at 10:30am

Flint River Project reflection

Posted by Matthew Paul Tucker on May 18, 2009 at 10:00am

My Immersion Project Reflection :P

Posted by skylar on May 18, 2009 at 8:30am

Will's Flint River Poem

Posted by Will B. on May 18, 2009 at 8:30am

Photos

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Latest Activity

Newton P Eunice, DVM is now a member of Flint River Project
Sep 21, 2009
Jim Carlton is now a member of Flint River Project
Sep 17, 2009
Catherine Cochran Jones is now a member of Flint River Project
May 25, 2009
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May 22, 2009
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Flint River Project Group Pics

"virginia! it looks like you have underwear on your head!!! lol"
May 19, 2009
Collard posted blog posts
May 19, 2009
Jordan B. posted a blog post

My Immersion Project 2009 Reflection

This week was very exciting. We did a lot of very cool things on the river. Monday we went to the Java first thing, and interviewed a few people and recorded a pre project reflection.Pre Project Reflection Find more videos like this on Flint River ProjectSecond Day Reflection Find more videos like this on Flint River ProjectAfter that we went to Ichaway with the math group, and interviewed…See More
May 18, 2009
katie posted a blog post

Flint River Reflection and Poem

The week on the Flint River has been amazing. The second day we went to the Morgans river property. It was really nice. Our group split up in two and half of us went on a pontoon boat while the other half hiked, took pictures, and wrote poetry. My group on the pontoon boat first and we learned many different things. It was really cold and rainy, but it was a great experience. After our long boat ride, it was our turn to write poetry. This was my poem:>The Almighty FlintFlowing through the…See More
May 18, 2009
Austin H posted a blog post

Final Blog

The project that we are working on has been very successful and fun. The third day we were out we we went on a nature hike with Mrs. Betty right next to the Flint River. We hiked for about a mile through the woods as we gotten eaten alive by Misquotes. As we walked through the woods we saw many different trees, shrubs, and a few flower. We didn't see many flowers because of the flooding that occurred there but the ones we did see we saw in abundance. Our whole group learned a lot that day.Day…See More
May 18, 2009
Matthew Paul Tucker posted blog posts
May 18, 2009
Jay P. posted photos
May 18, 2009
Will B. posted a blog post

Will's Flint River Poem

Flowing riverLong and windingIn the history of ages pastNot a sliverThis river has many findingsRapid current, flowing fastIn its bed are treasures dearVery old and wise as wellEvents from yesteryearReturning from the past with a story to tell.My poem is an acronym poem.I think that is is a good desription of the Flint River. I did it all on my own, nobody helped me except Sarah, Lindsey, Ilissa, and Virginia. It symbolizes the Flint River very well.See More
May 18, 2009
Betty Shiver commented on Tinsley's blog post Science group day 4
"Tinsley, you have done a great job and taken some really wonderful pictures. I appreciate all your hard work. Students like you make all the work to do a project like this a worthwhile endeavor. Ms. Betty"
May 17, 2009
Vicki Davis commented on Krysten =]'s blog post Science Group 3: Day 3- Water Testing and Day 4- Kayaking
"I've been trying to tag your posts "science" but it won't let me. You need to tag these."
May 16, 2009
Vicki Davis commented on Krysten =]'s blog post Science Group 3: Day 3- Water Testing and Day 4- Kayaking
"It was very impressive to watch you testing the water."
May 16, 2009
Vicki Davis commented on Camillav456's blog post Flint River Reflection
"I'm glad that you've enjoyed it. I feel like in many ways it has been the best days of my life at school also. I'm so thankful for Mrs. Betty planning it and all of the volunteers and people who helped make it happen."
May 16, 2009

Forum

Flint River Science

Started by Vicki Davis Mar 24, 2009.

Flint River History

Started by Vicki Davis Mar 24, 2009.

 
 
 

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