On October 7th, Bell Roth Park played host to 8th grade student visitors from the neighboring STEM Launch School working on a project to study how human pollutants impact wildlife. Countless birds and other wildlife are injured or killed in Colorado every year because of thoughtless people who litter. Discarded plastic six-pack holders, fishing hooks, and fishing line are all potentially lethal to wildlife. The students investigate real-life problems in various units of study and then document their findings to come up with solutions to the problems.
John Dunn, Hyland Hills Manager of Parks gave a short presentation to the students explaining the District’s respect for wildlife and what his crew does to maintain parks, the type of irrigation used, mowing and the importance of trash pick-up that is involved in overall park maintenance.