The Environmental And Spatial Technology (EAST) Project is an elective program in many high schools and middle schools across the country. EAST focuses on student-driven service projects using the latest technologies. Students find problems in their local communities, and then use these tools to solve them. Lindsey and Morgan, two high school seniors from a small rural farming community in Harrisburg, Arkansas share how EAST has prepared them to be life-long learners and active community members. They also discuss projects they have worked on including a water conservation project that resulted in saving the farms thousands of gallons of water.
Some resources to follow-up on:
- Water conservation project video (Must have YouTube unblocked to view)
- EAST Initiative Web site
- Project-based learning resources