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					   Green School


A partnership between the Benjamin
   Banneker Staff, Students and
            Community.
Why Should We Become a Green School!

   Research supports that
    environmental, outdoor
    and conservation
    education increase
    student achievement.
   We want our
    community to be aware
    of all we do.
   We have only one
    Earth.
                       How Can I Help?
   Copy lessons plans,
    photographs, and
       give to any Green School PLC
        member
       place in Green School binder
        or mailbox (up or down the hill)
       create a power point slide with
        pictures and text and email it to
        a member of the green school
        committee or a child’s teacher

        A parent may send photos and
        notes on how a lesson has
        been implemented in the home
        and community to their child’s
        teacher.
      Within the existing curriculum, “guide
    students in discussions of how what they
        are learning can lead to action.”




   Mrs. Parsons’ 2007-2008 second grade class brainstorm ways to improve the school
    environment and save the Chesapeake Bay. Our unit “How People Effect the Environment”
    included a culminating activity where students planned and carried out a schoolyard project.
    The goal was to stop erosion of dirt and silt runoff leading to the bay by planting grass seed
    in bald spots within our school grounds.
       Celebrate With a Gallery Walk

   Allow for students in
    some way to act on
    what they know or are
    passionate about and
    share with the rest of
    the school.
   This can be through
    posters,
    morning
    announcements, or
    projects.
               The Application

   Become familiar with our school’s efforts and
    the different parts of the application.
   http://www.maeoe.org/greenschools
   The application process is ongoing and can
    be completed in sections.
   Deadline – April 9, 2008
             The Application Simplified

   What the Kids are Learning
       In-class instruction
       Professional Development for Staff
           WOW/POW – The Wonder of Wetlands
           Project Wet, Project Wild & Project Learning Tree
            sponsored by the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources
            & the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor
            Education
           Rain Garden Workshop
           Raising Horseshoe Crabs
           Celebration/Sharing of Knowledge and Activities
           What the Kids are Doing?
                   (Need 5 out of 7 Areas)

   Habitat Restoration
   Structures for Environmental Learning
       Aesop’s Garden Outdoor Classroom
       George Briscoe Memorial Outdoor Classroom
   Energy Conservation
   Solid Waste Reduction
   Water Conservation and Pollution Prevention
   Healthy School Environment
   Responsible Transportation
        Who Is Involved outside the School?
                    (Need 1 out of 2 areas)

   School Active in the Community
       Elms Environmental Center
   Community Active in the School
       Boy and Girl Scouts
              What Else Can We Do?

   Use non-science paths to help the students
    make the connection between their actions
    and the environment. (Aesop’s Garden,
    Literature, Math)
   Tap into the talents, interests and knowledge
    of parents and community members.
       Include an invitation to our parents to plan and
        carry out a project.
                     Next Steps

   Go through your photographs from last year and
    write a short explanation of the lesson/activity. If
    possible give a VSC connection.
   Take photographs of lessons this year that include
    an environmental or conservation component.
   Submit a copy of a lesson plan.
   Place all materials in the Green School Mailbox.
   Create a power point slide for photographs and text
    explanation.
   Generate student explanations and reflections for
    projects.
                            Help Needed

   Keep recycling cans and paper.
   Conserve energy – turn off lights and monitors.
   Create a classroom job of Energy Manager.
   Think Green!

If you’d like to join our PLC or help with the creation of
   our portfolio, please see a Green School PLC
   member.
   (Thanks to Calvert County, CHEXPAX Green School Site for the use of their
    information.)
   Green School


A partnership between the Benjamin
   Banneker Staff, Students and
            Community.
Why Should We Become a Green School!

   Research supports that
    environmental, outdoor
    and conservation
    education increase
    student achievement.
   We want our
    community to be aware
    of all we do.
   We have only one
    Earth.
                       How Can I Help?
   Copy lessons plans,
    photographs, and
       give to any Green School PLC
        member
       place in Green School binder
        or mailbox (up or down the hill)
       create a power point slide with
        pictures and text and email it to
        a member of the green school
        committee or a child’s teacher

        A parent may send photos and
        notes on how a lesson has
        been implemented in the home
        and community to their child’s
        teacher.
      Within the existing curriculum, “guide
    students in discussions of how what they
        are learning can lead to action.”




   Mrs. Parsons’ 2007-2008 second grade class brainstorm ways to improve the school
    environment and save the Chesapeake Bay. Our unit “How People Effect the Environment”
    included a culminating activity where students planned and carried out a schoolyard project.
    The goal was to stop erosion of dirt and silt runoff leading to the bay by planting grass seed
    in bald spots within our school grounds.
       Celebrate With a Gallery Walk

   Allow for students in
    some way to act on
    what they know or are
    passionate about and
    share with the rest of
    the school.
   This can be through
    posters,
    morning
    announcements, or
    projects.
               The Application

   Become familiar with our school’s efforts and
    the different parts of the application.
   http://www.maeoe.org/greenschools
   The application process is ongoing and can
    be completed in sections.
   Deadline – April 9, 2008
             The Application Simplified

   What the Kids are Learning
       In-class instruction
       Professional Development for Staff
           WOW/POW – The Wonder of Wetlands
           Project Wet, Project Wild & Project Learning Tree
            sponsored by the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources
            & the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor
            Education
           Rain Garden Workshop
           Raising Horseshoe Crabs
           Celebration/Sharing of Knowledge and Activities
           What the Kids are Doing?
                   (Need 5 out of 7 Areas)

   Habitat Restoration
   Structures for Environmental Learning
       Aesop’s Garden Outdoor Classroom
       George Briscoe Memorial Outdoor Classroom
   Energy Conservation
   Solid Waste Reduction
   Water Conservation and Pollution Prevention
   Healthy School Environment
   Responsible Transportation
        Who Is Involved outside the School?
                    (Need 1 out of 2 areas)

   School Active in the Community
       Elms Environmental Center
   Community Active in the School
       Boy and Girl Scouts
              What Else Can We Do?

   Use non-science paths to help the students
    make the connection between their actions
    and the environment. (Aesop’s Garden,
    Literature, Math)
   Tap into the talents, interests and knowledge
    of parents and community members.
       Include an invitation to our parents to plan and
        carry out a project.
                     Next Steps

   Go through your photographs from last year and
    write a short explanation of the lesson/activity. If
    possible give a VSC connection.
   Take photographs of lessons this year that include
    an environmental or conservation component.
   Submit a copy of a lesson plan.
   Place all materials in the Green School Mailbox.
   Create a power point slide for photographs and text
    explanation.
   Generate student explanations and reflections for
    projects.
                            Help Needed

   Keep recycling cans and paper.
   Conserve energy – turn off lights and monitors.
   Create a classroom job of Energy Manager.
   Think Green!

If you’d like to join our PLC or help with the creation of
   our portfolio, please see a Green School PLC
   member.
   (Thanks to Calvert County, CHEXPAX Green School Site for the use of their
    information.)

				
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