Wetland Warriors Win Disney Planet Challenge Grand Prize!
Check out the Disney Planet Challenge Documentary about our school, project and community by clicking here.
We were surpised by Mickey Mouse after our presentation to the Unit 2 Board of Education on Tuesday, April 19, 2011! He came to tell us we were the first ever grand prize winning middle school!
Our prize package includes a $20,000 grant to continue our wetlands restoration project, a Disney Concert at our school, and a feature in Marvel Comics!!
Thank you Disney and Underwriters Laboratory!!!
We have added a new page to our site - Check out the Disney's Planet Challenge page included on our menu at the left.
To see the commercial running on Disney Channel about the 2011 winners click here.
To see the award announcment click here.
Welcome to our site dedicated to the Creal Springs School 7th grade Cache River Wetlands Project! On this site you will find information about how our project started, our research and contributions to preservation of the Cache River Wetlands habitat.
We made the news! Follow the link below to learn more about our project as it was featured on WSIL News 3:
Illinois Audubon Society Recognizes Wetland Warriors as Youth Conservationists of the Year
See the WSIL TV 3 report here.
Our class at the Cache
The Cache River Watershed encompasses an area of 472,800 acres (739 square miles) in portions of Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski and Union counties in Southern Illinois. It is home to over 100 threatened and endangered species.