This is content. this would be a great lesson that could be used with English, sociology and economics off the top of my head but creative application of various sciences would work with it as well.
It would be cool if I could still see the original post while typing this as specific idea could come up.
As far as finding kids. What kind of numbers does everyone think will be needed.
I can get a few. But issues of parental consent will arise. I suggest working with a population already in existence and contact those organizations. Eco-teams, Key-Clubs, even the National Honor Society could help. NHL kids need hours of community service documented and this could be a way for them to do that.
Forgive me now. You have no idea how much time it will save.