Staff Report for Island Eye News
On Sat. Sept. 17, more than 30 members of the University School of the Lowcountry (USL) community participated in the annual Beach Sweep on Isle of Palms.
The team was led by Beth Donoghue, who teaches science and math to the school’s third through fifth graders.
Teachers Heather Connelly, Alauria Corbin, and Nikki Brockman also participated, as well as Jason Kreutner, founder and head of school, alongside the students, parents, and alumni.
Participating in Beach Sweep is part of USL’s commitment to learning outside the classroom through service to others. Picking up trash at the beach also expands upon lessons that will be learned this year as the school focuses on water in its science classes, which is one theme in a three-year rotation among topics.
“Being part of Beach Sweep is more than just a great way to help our environment and serve our community,” says Kreutner. “Our kids get to see first hand the impacts that pollution and littering have on the beach, and they can make connections between that experience and what they learn in the classroom.”