Gulf Shore Consolidated students win watershed award

Grade 9 Gulf Shore Consolidated students are donating their $2,500 prize to future classes so they will be able to take field trips to the watershed. (Gulf Shore Consolidated)

Grade 9 students at Gulf Shore Consolidated won a $2,500 prize for their work with a local watershed.

They built 17 bat boxes for the Wheatley River Improvement Group and Hunter-Clyde Watershed and spent some time learning about the surrounding ecosystem.

"I was very proud of the students, said teacher John Stephens.

"They had put a lot of time, not only the building of the bat boxes, but also in writing and preparing the essays and the grant submission and working and partnering with the watershed on other aspects of the projects."

The Evergreen Watershed prize was awarded by RBC.

Students are donating the prize back to the school so that future students will be able to take field trips to the watershed.

Students learned about watershed management.