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Flint River Green Student Summit kicks off Friday morning

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FLINT (WJRT) - (05/16/14) - Area students are taking over Kettering University, Friday, presenting what they've learned in a program now celebrating 25 years in Flint.

The Flint River Green Student Summit kicked off earlier Friday morning,

Since it's inception 25 years ago, the green program has grown from one small Flint classroom - to 30 rooms across Mid-Michigan.

The experience helps these students understand their local watersheds. In class, they head to their local creeks, collect samples and test the water.

A mentor, from GM, who works with the students, found the experience to be eye-opening for many.

"It's very interesting, we talk about different systems, we talk about how the ecology works, how industry ties into it, how their households tie into it," said John Maksimchuk, GM Sr. Environmental Engineer.

Often, they learn how little they really knew about the water they use. Part of the challenge is coming up with ways to preserve or improve their local water resources.
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