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The Clinch Coalition Donates Books to Local Science Teachers

The Clinch Coalition has donated 235 copies of Teach the Clinch 2.0 to all K-12 science teachers in the City of Norton and Wise, Lee, Scott, and Dickenson county schools.

Teach the Clinch 2.0 is a science curriculum aligned with Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOLs) and utilizes the Clinch River, one of the most biodiverse rivers in North America, to introduce broad scientific concepts to students of all ages. The place-based guide, edited by Carol Doss and Christopher Anama-Green, with support from the Virginia Department of Forestry, can be adapted to all river systems.

Anama-Green teaches at Harlan County High School in Harlan, Kentucky and Doss is the Executive Director of the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, a non-profit organization focusing on water quality and education on the Clinch, Holston and Powell Rivers in Southwest Virginia. The curriculum guide’s original development was in partnership with the Clinch River Valley Initiative (CRVI), Friends of Southwest Virginia and the Virginia Environment Endowment.

The Clinch Coalition is a non-profit environmental organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the forest, wildlife, and watersheds of our National Forest and surrounding communities for present and future generations.

In previous years, the Clinch Coalition has held an art and essay contest with local participating schools, however, this educational outreach activity was replaced due to the disruption of the school schedules caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Environmental education is a major focus of The Clinch Coalition. Upcoming activities and events include celebration of Earth Day in the spring and the annual High Knob Naturalist Rally in the fall.

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