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Cherokee Preservation Foundation

Oct 26, 2022 10:21AM ● By WNC Business

An interdisciplinary team of Western Carolina University faculty, including Sara Duncan, (assistant professor in the School of Health Sciences), Frank Forcino (associate professor of geology and director of the Science Education program) and Andrew Bobilya (professor and director of the Experiential and Outdoor Education program), in collaboration with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians' Natural Resources program, Cherokee Central Schools and Swain County High School, received a grant award in the amount of $11,352 from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, a local nonprofit funding agency. 

Through the grant, local high school students will engage in a project about local water and air quality using Cherokee cultural methods and western science practices. The project, Our Air: Exploring local air quality through storytelling and community science, is now in its second year.

Source: Western Carolina University