Environmental Reports

YES Club Awards

The NLCS YES Club won awards in two categories this year. The award for both categories will amount to $500.00 for YES Club projects. 

From Jim DeVries (NE MN YES! Coordinator)

“Another stellar year for the students from NLCS YES team.  I am not surprised with the results your students accomplished and am very proud of them.  I would like to schedule a time when I can come down and present the awards to the students when there is an assembly or some other community gathering where the team can be recognized for their hard work.  Let me know when would be the best time to head your way.

  You should be very proud of your team, they have done some amazing things again this year.”

  Categories that NLCS YES Club won an award in:

  • Goal Setting & Teamwork:  Northern Lights Community School YES Team
  • Project Impact: Northern Lights Community School YES Team

Great job Matt & YES Club!

Swan River Water Report

The Northern Lights Community School (NLCS) Youth Energy Summit (YES) Club completed a project analyzing the water quality of the Swan River in Warba, Minnesota.  The YES Club is an active organization at NLCS that is environmentally focused and community orientated.   The YES Club produced projects that included a community supported agricultural program and a school milk dispenser that helped reduce wasted milk and eliminated milk carton disposal at NLCS.

            NLCS is a public charter school located in Warba, Minnesota.  NLCS and the YES Club’s mission are in alignment with each other.  The focus of NLCS is project based learning with an emphasis on environmental curriculum.  This is the second operational year of the YES Club.  The main project of this year’s YES Club project is this water quality report for the Swan River.

            The reason NLCS YES Club decided to analyze the water quality of the Swan River is because it is located approximately 1,200 feet east of the school.  Students studied the local topography near the school.  Based on this research water sample locations were selected.  Samples were collected and analyzed for temperature, pH, nitrate, phosphate, alkalinity, dissolved oxygen.  Sample data was evaluated and recorded in this report. 

YES Club Swan River Report final