FSU’s F2T2 Summer Campers Teach Others About Clean Water

Nov 20, 2018 12:15 PM

Seventh-graders Ackerly Mulcaster and Jalen Brown of Mount Savage Elementary/Middle School recently taught a local second-grade class about the need for clean water after attending Future Frostburg Teachers Teaching (F2T2), a one-week Frostburg State University teaching apprenticeship camp this summer.

The inaugural camp, which was the result of a collaboration among FSU’s College of Education, the Evergreen Heritage Center in Mount Savage, AmeriCorps and the Allegany County Public Schools, was also attended by four other students during the summer of 2018.

The purpose of the hands-on summer camp was to engage students interested in both STEM subjects and in teaching; however, learning didn’t end when camp ended.

The culmination of the camp was to teach a lesson to area students during the school year. Mulcaster and Brown used teaching tools and technology introduced to them at camp to explain the importance of clean water. The class of second-graders then discussed ways they can personally help keep waters free of pollution.

When asked what the most challenging part of teaching was, Brown said, “Grading all those papers!”

Although nervous about presenting lessons to the second-grade class, Mulcaster and Brown agreed that the experience was positive. “I definitely recommend it to a lot of kids. Fun camp,” said Brown.

For more information about F2T2, contact the FSU College of Education at 301-687-4759.