25. August 2008 19:00
Moraine Park Technical College was presented with the 2008 Outreach Award from the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust (OWLT), in appreciation of Moraine Park’s partnership in planning the 2008 Go Green event.
Members of OWLT’s board of directors presented the award to Moraine Park staff and recently graduated students on Aug. 17 at Riveredge Nature Center in Newburg. The Moraine Park group represented the Business Meeting and Event Planning class from the West Bend campus, which is taught by Cindy Bernhard as part of the Administrative Assistant associate of applied science degree program. During the spring semester, 18 students from Bernhard’s class worked with OWLT staff and volunteers to plan Go Green, which was held at the Mequon Nature Preserve in May. Go Green featured workshops on natural landscaping and rain gardens, a nature scavenger hunt, a keynote speaker, nature walks and tree planting.
“Planning this new event was a win-win situation for both OWLT and Moraine Park students,” said Bernhard. “Students had to plan the project from beginning to end, providing them with realistic hands-on experience. This not only built community and business partner relationships but also skills, knowledge and experience they could put on a resume and apply to their future employment. On behalf of myself and the students, we are truly honored and appreciate OWLT for allowing us to be the recipients of this award in addition to the wonderful opportunity and relationships this has given all of us.”
For more information about Moraine Park and its programs, visit www.morainepark.edu.