Lee County Public Schools is proud to announce that two students, Hazel and Madison Fitzpatrick and science teacher, Suzie Hassett of Littleton Elementary, were cast in an Emmy® nominated segment, “What is a Watershed?” The nomination comes from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter and the 39th Annual Suncoast Emmy® Awards 2015 Nominee Program.
WGCU Public Media partnered with the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) to produce “What is a Watershed?” to educate kids in Southwest Florida’s coastal region. The segment features the Curious Kids exploring questions adults often can’t answer – What is a watershed? What is an estuary? Where does the watershed begin? The focus is on interconnections between inland and coastal communities. The video segment premiered in a Curious Kids TV episode in December 2014 and continues to air as an interstitial 20 times/year.
Click link to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhsHS1sYfdc
Madison and Hazel Fitzpatrick are sisters who have worked with the Littleton Environmental Science Club for several years. Madison is now in 7th grade and Hazel is in 5th grade.
“I am really honored to have been part of the wonderful project, doing what I love most,” says Suzie Hassett, Teacher, Littleton Elementary. “This recognition is a reminder that each opportunity to educate and inspire others adds up to a big positive impact. I want all of my students to realize that we each play an important role in conserving our environment.”
Littleton Elementary Principal, Monica Broughton, is thrilled about the nomination. “I am very excited and proud of Mrs. Hassett and the girls for having the opportunity to be a part of the Curious Kids program,” says Monica Broughton, Principal, Littleton Elementary. “The fact that the segment has been nominated to receive an Emmy is awesome!”
The award ceremony is in Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 5, where winners will be announced.