|The Water Resources
Division and Environmental Monitoring Division are in
partnership with Broward Urban River Trails (BURT) and other
community organizations, to develop an Urban Institute of
Environmental Studies at Stranahan High School (the
The Academy was
established to include students who live within the
geographic boundaries of the Stranahan Innovation Zone and
are struggling academically or lacking motivation. As a
partnership effort, the Academy will provide a new design
for learning that emphasizes personalization, intellectual
focus and work-based career learning.
One of the goals of the Academy is
to directly involve the students in "real world" issues in
their community and challenges that stretch beyond school.
As part of this alliance, students participate with the
Water Resources Division and the Environmental Monitoring
Division in a water quality monitoring program to collect
data and sample water from the North Fork of the New River.
The goal of this effort is for students to gain valuable
experience and cultivate community ethics and moral
responsibility regarding our waterways.
The activities of the Urban
Institute of Environmental Studies are supported by grants
from the A.D. Henderson Foundation and the South Florida
Annenberg Challenge. Community partners include Broward
Urban River Trails; Broward County's Historical Commission
and Department of Planning and Environmental Protection; the
City of Ft. Lauderdale; the South Florida Water Management
District; Earth Rangers; and the Riverside Park Homeowner's
Stranahan High School: 1800 SW 5
Pl., Ft. Lauderdale 33312 Phone: (954) 765-6831