Brownfield to America's 393rd National Park—Exploring & Monitoring Park Environmental Health

Reenactors tending to a cannon
River Raisin National Battlefield Park taught local students park history in addition to how to develop and implement air, water, and soil monitoring programs.

Brownfield to America's 393rd National Park—Exploring & Monitoring Park Environmental Health is a partnership with Ecorse Community High School that engaged students in learning about how the battlefield, once riddled with abandoned industrial debris and waste, was restored and became America's only national battlefield park dedicated to telling the story of the War of 1812.

Additionally, students developed and implemented a new long-term monitoring program involving air, water, and soil quality analysis. The data collected was then compiled in a database used for comparison by future classes.

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