February 26, 2009

Student Leadership Program for Chesapeake Bay. For 12-year-old Sarah Wendt, the road to environmental activism began with one small step: a class field trip, and making this video urging action to cleanup the Bay watershed.
As she and her classmates from Harrisburg Academy tested the water quality along Pennsylvania's Conodoguinet Creek last spring, Sarah was horrified by the trash and broken glass that filled the stream—and even more upset by the fact that "this was happening in an area close to my home, and that the people actually living on the creek were not cleaning up their own environment."
The experience convinced Sarah to apply for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Student Leadership Program, which prepares middle and high school students to be advocates for the environment.
Learn how to apply.