Students Plan to Study Chiefs Camp

Published 07/25 2012 06:18PM

Updated 07/25 2012 08:48PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Students in St. Joseph plan to use this year's Chiefs Training Camp as an opportunity for science.
Thirty seventh graders from the gifted program in the St. Joseph School District will be studying the crowds during this year's camp.
They're looking at trash habits from the crowd: what people do with garbage, and the variety of trash they leave behind.
Instructors say this is a great opportunity for students.

"They'll be out in the community, doing things, trying to improve it, and also, they'll be having an enjoyable time while they're doing it, and again, science can seem kind of stuffy, so it's kind of neat to kind of neat to see a project sort of in action," says Erin Nash, an instructor in the program.

After students collect and study the data, they plan to present a recycling plan to Missouri Western State University.

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