The students in our Environmental Stewardship class are students that struggled in the normal high school environment. They were referred to our alternative program, due to their unique needs. These students excel working with their hands and participating in collaborative projects with groups from our community.
We have many outdoor learning spaces around our school where students and community members will be working to maintain a safe and clean learning space. For example, McDill Elementary has a beautiful wooded area behind the school. There are existing walking trails that are in need of maintenance.
volunteers will help high school students build raised beds for growing organic vegetables which they will use in their culinary arts class. Students learn how to cook healthy meals, reduce water use, cultivate soil, seed, harvest, rotate crops, create a regenerative landscape and support their community.
Verdani Partners, a sustainability firm, will be hosting a Green Apple Day of Service event at Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary in partnership with the PTA and OPE Parents.
The project will take place on Saturday, September 29th at 9:00AM to 5:00PM.
There are many reasons to maintain a garden at school. Gardens teach students about the important role of land in our lives: providing wildlife refuge and habitat, growing vegetables and fruit for instruction or cafeteria use, and providing places to divert water from storm sewers.
Irrigation repair and some installation. Weeding and Pruning of outdoor learning areas. We also need to finish painting a pallet fence on our nature trail as well as cutting back " invasives", spreading mulch, and removing debris.
Sprucing up our outdoor garden/environmental/edible classroom with Bilingual signs identifying vegetables/fruits to support our new Wilshire Crest ES Spanish/English Dual Language program, fruit tree care, weeding, mulching, installing irrigation, cleaning up our raised beds for our SEED to Table program.
We will be planting several trees and shrubs around the grounds of Walt Disney Magnet School in Chicago's Buena Park neighborhood. The plants will provide shade, wildlife habitat, carbon sequestration, and reduce stormwater runoff while providing an opportunity for students to interact with and learn about nature.
Our first project is our blueberry Garden. We have received a Whole Foods Grant for our garden and we will be building six raised beds as well as a chicken wire cover for the garden. This will also involve adding soil to all the beds.
Auburn Athletics, the Waste Reduction and Recycling Department, and the Office of Sustainability need volunteers to help educate football fans on the correct objects to throw away and to recycle at the football game on September 29th against the University of Southern Mississippi.
Our students are very excited about our new recycling club this year! We need more bins to help students fulfill their recycling needs. The students will learn everything about how the recycling process works to how to determine which material does and doesn't get recycled. We have enthusiastic students that are very excited to start recycling!
We are having a school-wide garden clean up day! We will be working with partners from WSU SNAP-Ed and Island County Public Health to clear weeds, lay down new bark, and clear out old growth to get our garden ready for fall. Everyone will get involved to help our garden shine and take pride in our outdoor learning space.
Our school is embarking on a project to enhance our outdoor learning environment. We are creating a series of play zones on our back blacktop. The idea is to create play zones that encourage students to maintain fitness and expand their social circles while building strong social-emotional skills.
Alder students have built many gardens around our community including gardens by the community center and by the primary schools. This year they're bringing it back home to Alder Avenue by rebuilding our gardens. Students have been working on reshaping the gardens since Spring, and are in the process of building a hoop-house.
USGBC-NCR will work on October 6th to help John Burroughs Elementary School revitalize heavily used parts of the school by painting Lockers, create new sensory learning experience for students through sensory tables converted from benched, and plant a new garden for students and teachers to use in learning about agriculture and sustainability.
This year's projects are as follows:
Hydroponic Towers & Grow boxes
Refurbish Existing Grow boxes
Interactive learning & growth chart
Kid projects – age based activities for students who come to Green Apple Day
Contingency project – Hose run for water for Hydroponic Towers
1 hour Interactive awareness presentation
3 hours Hands-on Activity:
Storm water collection for irrigation use
Plant a Vegetable Garden
The U.S. Green Building Council Maryland Community is continuing to work with Garrett Heights Elementary Middle School on their outdoor classroom, and projects to enhance their outdoor space. Volunteers are needed to support this special workday!
Dress appropriately for the weather and service project tasks:
The Tower Companies is partnering with the Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) based in Chevy Chase, MD to assist in restoration efforts at Woodend Sanctuary. Woodend Sanctuary is a beautiful 40-acre property, which is currently undergoing a 50 year master restoration plan.
This team of students is passionate about creating awareness among our student body of the many issues threatening our oceans today including plastic pollution, oil pollution, over-fishing, ocean acidification and climate change.