Four Upper School faculty members will be honored with the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's River Educator Award.
Meghan James, David McMahan, Kevin Mylod, and Matt Spaulding will be recognized for their work on Westminster's Discovery program and the Chattahoochee River: Politics & Science JanTerm course.
The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper honors community leaders and organizations that embrace its mission to protect and restore the Chattahoochee River. The organization will recognize the "unique" and "inspiring" programming that Discovery and the JanTerm course provide to students to learn about the river and the many functions it provides to the region.
In the Chattahoochee River: Politics & Science course, students discover the history of the river through experiential and outdoor learning opportunities. The class travels from its source near Helen, Georgia to the river's end at Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The class dives into discussions about water wars, ecology, history, and culture.
The group will receive the award at the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's 25th annual celebration at the Georgia Aquarium in October.
Established in 1994, the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper seeks to advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries and watershed, in order to restore and preserve their ecological health for the people and wildlife that depend on the river system.