Summer Scholars 2003  


Problem Based Learning

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Rio De Flag


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Oak Creek Canyon

Flagstaff Middle School

EEOP in the News:

‘To’ bee iina’’ Water is life

Environmental Education for
Tribal Students

Guest Speaker - Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency

Fred Johnson who works for the surface and groundwater protection division of the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency (NNEPA), spoke to Summer Scholars about many problems he is seeing on the Navajo Reservation affecting their water. He sited the following as major contributors to environmental degradation on the reservation:

- Overgrazing and unmanaged livestock
- Too many unnecessary roads and off-road travel
- Trash burning and dumping in washes
- Housing developments
- Improper culvert construction
- Oil dumping and dirty parking lot water run-off
- Invasive plant species

Mr. Johnson pointed out many problems on the reservation that need solutions, but part of the problem is that few people are willing to help. He encouraged students to realize the importance of these issues and to do their part to help by educating their family and friends back home.

An article published in the Navajo Hopi Observer provided additional details about Fred Johnson’s presentation.

NNEPA Demostration

Fred Johnson of the Navajo Nation EPA

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Last updated: May 27, 2005