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Students help with Flint River environmental testing

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Some Flint students got to try their hand at testing the water quality of the Flint River Wednesday.{ }(Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

FLINT, Mich. – Some Flint students got to try their hand at testing the water quality of the Flint River Wednesday.

It’s part of a program called ‘Flint Green’.

Students from Flint Northwestern partnered with a G-M environmental engineer to learn what goes into testing water and how to determine its quality.

The goal of the project is to get students more engaged in the environment and interested in science careers.

“Knowing that they’re part of a bigger community who cares about the flint river and who cares about the environment, making sure that they're empowered to do something about it so we do recycling at school, we plant flowers we do a lot of environmental activities and this is just another way to reinforce how they can make an impact,” said Jobs for Michigan Graduates Specialist.

The students will get a chance to