A Deeper Shade of Green

March 31, 2019

Our school has signed up to participate in the Connect the Dots Green School Challenge with USGBC. Some of the goals in this partnership are "environmental stewardship, community outreach and to compliment curriculum standards." After meeting with school representatives and our assigned mentors, we developed a three-prong project.

- A Recycling Program

- A Solar Powered pump with a rain barrel

- Enlarged existing garden area, compost and weather station

We are really excited about our project and how it will benefit the students. The weather station will have a direct impact on teaching science, in particular for second grade where we teach weather and with fifth grade where we emphasize science. The garden beds and the compost will be used by third grade to teach their unit on soil and its composition. The garden beds will be divided amongst the grade levels and will be used to teach botany and life processes. Finally, the recycling program will be student-driven and controlled leading to a great real life experience for them.


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Additional Volunteers attended


Students will be impacted this year

Intended impact of project

Reduced environmental impact
Increased environmental & sustainability literacy
Reduce landfill waste