July 16, 2018

Seekonk High Teacher Receives Conservation Award

Posted by KathleenLeddy

Matthew Wills of Seekonk High School was awarded the prestigious Mary Wilson Community Conservation Award by the Seekonk Conservation Land Trust at their annual meeting April 3, 2018. Each year this honor is given to a community member who makes an outstanding contribution to the protection of nature and open space in Seekonk.

Mr. Wills started teaching in Seekonk in 2001 and currently teaches Biology I, Biology II, Marine Science and Environmental Science. Matt has a passion for Marine Science, is a SCUBA diver and instructor, underwater photographer, and chaperones ski club, as such, his involvement with the students goes well beyond the classroom. He has been involved in Biology II and the Runnins River project since 2012 although SHS students have been monitoring water quality of Burrs Pond and the Runnins River over the past decade.

Tom Webb, SCLT President, presented Mr. Wills this plaque before about 30 people who gathered to attend the SCLT 2018 annual meeting held at the Seekonk Library. SLCT sponsors environmental education in the Seekonk public schools and provides supplemental funds and grants to teachers like Matt Wills and Angela Cunard who promote field work by their students. To learn more about these grants contact Pat Averill, SCLT at pdaverill@gmail.com.

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