More than 300 area students participating in GREEN Summit at Kettering

May 15, 2014

“Hosting the GREEN Summit on Kettering’s campus is a great fit,” said Rebecca Fedewa, executive director of the Flint River Watershed Coalition.

The Flint River Watershed Coalition's GREEN Summit will be held at Kettering University on May 16.

More than 300 middle and high school students from schools in Genesee, Lapeer, Saginaw and Oakland Counties will be on the Kettering University Campus May 16 for the Flint River Watershed Coalition’s annual GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network) Summit.

The summit is a culmination of a year-long program through school districts where students conduct water testing in nearby rivers and streams. The Summit at Kettering will give them the opportunity to present their results. Presentations will be in McKinnon Theatre, but the students will also participate in breakout sessions in classrooms and labs on campus and take a tour of a portion of the Chevy Commons (formerly Chevy in the Hole) property. The sessions will feature a discussion of career opportunities, discussions and demonstrations related to environmental topics and other activities.

“Hosting the GREEN Summit on Kettering’s campus is a great fit,” said Rebecca Fedewa, executive director of the Flint River Watershed Coalition. “These students have an interest in science, so getting to expose them to a place like Kettering through this program is a great opportunity.”

This is the 25th year the program has existed and the third year the Summit has taken place on Kettering’s campus. Dr. Robert McAllister, Kettering University associate professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been a member of the Flint River Watershed Coalition Board of Directors since 2005.


Written By Patrick Hayes | Contact: Patrick Hayes - phayes@kettering.edu - (810) 762-9639