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By Alex DePrimo
Contributing Writer 

Bok Students Lend a Hand to Citrus Greening Conversation


Last updated 7/17/2019 at 2:11pm

When you have a middle school science classroom full of about 30 incoming sixth graders, most people would not expect much productivity.

However, I recently saw these soon-to-be Edward W. Bok Academy students fully immerse themselves in the project brought to them by Keith Young, a scientist from Illinois. Mr. Young works with an organization called EcoTek, which is focused on bringing real-world issues to students interested in science.

He taught the students not only about the issue of citrus greening in Florida's orange groves but also the impacts and why they should care enough to work...

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