Riverkeeper introduces kids to the Neuse

Education, Environmental, Sound Rivers, Water Quality

Posted on May 11th, 2023

Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop paid a visit to Montessori School of Durham this week to introduce children in grades four through six to the Neuse River.

After talking about all the things that make the Neuse River special, and all of the water-quality issues it faces, Sam and the students went out to the creek behind the school to take turbidity samples and observe the healthiness of that waterway.

“The students were so interested and curious and were the sweetest group I’ve had the chance to present to in a very long time,” Sam said.

It wasn’t Sam’s only visit to a school this week. On the same day, she also spoke to two groups of eighth graders at Carolina Friends School, also in Durham. Sam was asked to present there by a teacher who is also has a connection to Sam through Camp Celo, a camp in the North Carolina mountains where she spent many childhood summers and which she credits for giving her her start in environmentalism.

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