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Outdoor classroom inspires urban students to pursue technical careers

At a time when middle school students are often apathetic toward science and learning, students in Kansas City are excited to learn about science and technology at the local Blue River.

The National Security Campus has partnered with the T.R.U.E. Blue (Teaching Rivers in an Urban Environment) program to help local students make the connection between science and the environment. In October, NSC employees volunteered their time to help students perform tests and monitor stream conditions. Students went to the river to collect samples, record the data, and learn how to conduct a site survey. Using the collected data, classes are encouraged to plan and implement water quality improvement projects.NNSA BlogNNSA Blog