New Start’s Beverly Mowrer Recognized As ‘Earth Hero’ By King County
New Start High School Science Teacher Beverly Mowrer was recognized April 14th as a ‘2011 Earth Heroes at School’ for the collaborative project her students, the city and the Environmental Science Center worked on last Fall by King County Executive Dow Constantine.
“Beverly and her students embarked on a project of habitat restoration and science education at a Burien city park open space,” reads the award announcement. “Students integrated what they learned from Beverly about native plants in the classroom and applied it to benefit the community by clearing 14,000 square feet of invasive placens and replanting the sites with native species.”
The award was given to citizens “for their outstanding contributions in schools and beyond … and their work to protect the environment.”
Beverly and a few of her students will also be recognized at the upcoming Monday, April 25 Burien council meeting.
“We were the only habitat restoration project of the entire group receiving awards!” added Lisa Aumann, Department Assistant for the City of Burien, who nominated Beverly. “Pretty cool evening!”
We tip our hats to Beverly for her fine local work!