River Kidz mission is to speak out, get involved and raise awareness because they believe kids should have a voice in the future of our rivers.
In December of 2021 St Mark's began a partnership with River Kidz to host the River Kidz club meetings four times a year using our Garth and Outdoor Classroom. This outdoor classroom also serves as part of the SMEA's Clean River project. This project is run by the STEAM teacher and succeeds with the participation of the SMEA STEAM classes . The project has helped children understand the importance of water quality and helping river grass grow back in the area around the dock. Students have observed a resident manatee living under the dock where the river grass has started to become a healthy and sustainable food source.
For more information on the River Kidz club please click the link below to sign up for notification about our next club meeting.
For more information on the River Kidz organization please. visit www.riverscoalition.org.
St. Mark's hosting the new chapter of Brevard County's River Kidz
In December 2021 River Kidz was proud to announce there is a new chapter of River Kidz! Brevard County River Kidz had their first event recently on December 10th at St. Marks Episcopal in Cocoa, joining Martin County River Kidz in helping to Save the Manatees! This was made possible by the partnership of Wayne Mills (Brevard/IRL Coalition, ORCA, Clean Water Coalition), Leslie Maloney (Brevard/IRL Coalition), and St. Mark's Episcopal Academy.
The Kidz wrote letters to Governor DeSantis to urge our state to keep fighting for the manatees and Tiare Friedrich, a biologist from Save the Manatee spoke to the group.
We are all so excited and proud be a part of the River Kidz family and look forward to all the great things we can accomplish together using our collective voice to help make a change.