The CRSN introduces K-12 students to the turbulent history, evolving ecology, improving health and the interdependence of the Chicago River with the greater Lake Michigan and Mississippi River watersheds. Students investigate real world issues, work to solve everyday problems facing our local waterways, and are encouraged to take action that will result in real environmental improvements. Through the CRSN, teachers are provide the training and tools they need to meet local and state learning standards while students gain a deeper understanding of their local community and develop citizenship skills. The CRSN is the cornerstone of Friendsâ education programs and supports hundreds of teachers and impacts thousands of young people in the Chicago area each year.
Friends of the Chicago River - Chicago River Schools Network