Two Broward Schools and Nova Middle School Teacher to Receive Community Marine Awards

Created: 4/20/2011 2:34:03 PM Updated: 12:00:00 AM

South Plantation High School, Environmental Science and Restoration Magnet (Plantation); Forest Glen Middle School (Coral Springs) and Nova Middle School (Davie) teacher Paulette S. Friedel will be among the organizations and individuals honored at the upcoming 25th annual Community Marine Awards, to be presented Saturday, May 7, 1 p.m. at Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6 Street, Fort Lauderdale.

The awards will be presented by Broward County Public Schools, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, National Week of the Ocean, Inc. and School Marine Fair sponsor, the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, as part of the National Week of the Ocean Festival.

South Plantation High School, recognized in the Environment category, was selected for its Environmental Day, held annually for elementary school students, and its cooperative project with Fabien Cousteau’s Plant-a-Fish Foundation to restore mangrove habitats.

Forest Glen Middle School, recognized in the Education category, was selected for holding Week of the Ocean events for 15 years. Students studied and submitted projects that were the culmination of all the interdisciplinary activities. The projects were then displayed at the school’s Marine Fair.

Nova Middle School teacher, Paulette S. Friedel is being honored as a marine science educator. Friedel created an ocean arts and science class called Nova Enrichment Marine Art. She developed and wrote a curriculum that teaches oceanography with the infusion of art. For example, when students study the science of waves, they create pastel seascapes of ocean waves breaking on the beach at sunset, and clay turtles are crafted to depict the anatomy of Florida’s sea turtles.

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