LOE's Student Produced Web Show (Camden)
Published: February 6, 2018
(stream/download) as an MP3 file
For the past three years, Living on Earth has worked with inner-city and rural schools across the country teaching environmental radio journalism to high school students. Each year, students produce their own radio shows about the environmental issues that surround them. This week the LOE website will feature the work of Camden, New Jersey high school students who cover issues that affect them, their families, and their community such as high asthma rates, to a neighborhood butterfly garden.
To find out more about how students with help from teachers and Living on Earth mentors learn radio writing and production from the ground up, click here.
The Childrens Garden
Four years ago, the Childrens Garden opened in Camden. Since then, thousands of people from the community have visited the park, where children can learn about gardening, science and math. Natalie Rodriguez reports that the butterfly garden is one of the most popular sites.
Air Pollution and Asthma
More African Americans and certain Hispanic populations have asthma than other Americans and the disease is more severe in urban settings. A Camden High School junior thinks a nearby factory is causing breathing problems among members of her family.
Thirty years ago, Camden Countys Cooper River was so polluted by sewage that fish and other wildlife had all but disappeared. Camden High Schools Lequisha Thomson reports that a new sewage plant is helping to change that.
One of the biggest health issues in Camden public schools is lead contamination of the drinking water. Water in the city of Camden has the highest levels of lead in the state and families and schools are spending precious resources buying water, instead of things like books and food. Student Ben Steward has this commentary.
Also: A survey of students knowledge of water issues, including how much water is used in a typical five-minute shower? Click here to find out.
Back to LOE Student Productions
Living on Earth wants to hear from you!
Living on Earth
62 Calef Highway, Suite 212
Lee, NH 03861
Newsletter [Click here]
Donate to Living on Earth!
Living on Earth is an independent media program and relies entirely on contributions from listeners and institutions supporting public service. Please donate now to preserve an independent environmental voice.
NewsletterLiving on Earth offers a weekly delivery of the show's rundown to your mailbox. Sign up for our newsletter today!
Sailors For The Sea: Be the change you want to sea.
Creating positive outcomes for future generations.
Innovating to make the world a better, more sustainable place to live. Listen to the race to 9 billion
The Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment: Committed to protecting and improving the health of the global environment.
Energy Foundation: Serving the public interest by helping to build a strong, clean energy economy.
Contribute to Living on Earth and receive, as our gift to you, an archival print of one of Mark Seth Lender's extraordinary wildlife photographs. Follow the link to see Mark's current collection of photographs.
Buy a signed copy of Mark Seth Lender's book Smeagull the Seagull & support Living on Earth