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.

Recent Announcements

  • Disney Planet Challenge Releases Video Disney Planet Challenge produced a documentary about our project that features our school, the Cache and Creal Springs.  Follow the youtube link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2011, 7:43 PM by GK12 Grade6
  • July 12, 2011 declared Creal Springs School Day by IL Lt. Governor Sheila Simon On July 12, 2011 Creal Spring's Wetland Warriors will be giving a presentation at the Mississippi River Coordinating Council Meeting.  In addition, Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon will be ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2011, 4:43 PM by GK12 Grade6
  • Junior Naturalist Training Follow the link below for photos taken during our Junior Naturalist training at the Barkhausen-Cache River Wetlands Center. http://picasaweb.google.com/108571754921962189211/JuniorNaturalistTrainingDay#
    Posted Feb 5, 2011, 10:44 AM by GK12 Grade6
  • Disney Planet Challenge The Creal Springs School 7th grade Wetland Warriors will be submitting an electronic portfolio to enter the Disney Planet Challenge.  Our submission is due February 16, 2011 and we have ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2011, 8:36 AM by GK12 Grade6
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