Fourth-Grader’s research shows dangers of Artificial Turf

This young environmental activist discovered the dangers of toxic run-off from San Francisco soccor fields

A young soccer player from San Francisco is making waves in the scientific community with her research on local playing fields.

Claire Dworsky, a fourth-grade student at Katherine Delmar Burke School, overheard adults debating the idea of converting a large area of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park from grass to artificial turf and whether the plastic turf was healthy for the kids. Dworsky, an avid soccer player since she was age 3, wondered what was in the water she and her teammates were playing around in.

You’ll definitely want to read more about how this amazing young girl became an “Eco Hero” and has been educating scientists and bureaucrats with her environmental findings.