Flint River Project

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

Reflection on the Flint River 2009

In the beginning the only reason I was excited about this Flint River Immersion Project was because it'd get me out of school, and instead of doing work in the classroom, we'd all be at the river. Boy was I wrong. I have learned so much about the river, and I realized that the river has always been a part of my life, as well as many others.

People don't understand that the Flint is something so beautiful and pure, but today, it's getting trashed and full of waste because some people take advantage of it. Personally, I want the flint to be clean and pure enough so that one day I can take my children out there and tell them my stories on the Flint, and the things that I've learned about it. This project has really inspired me to learn even more about the Flint.

When my group interviewed Mr. Waymon Cross on day 1, He had so many stories about how he grew up on that river and cherished it with his life. He skied on that river, he swam on that river, and he fished on that river. His photography and sketches of the river were completely beautiful. His art is what interested me, and what actually kinda sucked me in and leaves me anxious to learn more about it.

The river is absolutely gorgeous, all the fish, all the trees, and the water, it's just amazing that I can visit and learn about something so beautiful that is so close to me.

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