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Green Team News and STEM Activities

posted Dec 6, 2017, 4:14 PM by Jessie Lawrence
Sustainability education is in full swing at CGE, led by Ruby Lopez of Earthcare. Ruby is providing sustainability education in all 2nd, 4th, and 6th grade classrooms two times per month, including a fun aquaponics model! Ruby also leads our afterschool Green Team club, which meets Tuesdays from 3 - 4 p.m. All students are invited to join us in the art room (or garden if its not too cold) before winter break to continue working on garden craft activities such as seed saving, recycled bead making, and plantable cards. In mid-March, all students are invited to join us back in the garden as the Green Team prepares to plant our spring crops.

The Green Team is looking for twelve 3rd - 6th graders to complete a very exciting program in January to green our school! We will conduct a STEM-based school investigation on waste reduction and recycling through Project Learning Tree. This program will run on Tuesdays from 3 - 4 p.m. from January 9 - March 6. Activities may include field trips, guest speakers, lunchroom observations, and data gathering. The team's findings and ideas will be presented to the PTK, Ms. Pietrocci, and the SFPS Sustainability Department to make real sustainability changes to the CGE campus. Our site investigation will help put CGE in the running for an official school lunchroom composting program with Reunity Resources!! If you are interested in having your student join us, there will be sign up forms in the front office and also in the 3rd - 6th grade upcoming Thursday folders. Please return them by December 14th to secure your student's spot. If you have any questions, please call 920-0409 or email Lynette Guevara.