Schools Celebrate Earth Day

Schools Celebrate Earth Day
Posted on 04/30/2024
Bradford held an Earth Day celebration on Friday, April 26. Students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in a range of interactive stations celebrating the diverse elements of our planet including painting an Earth Day mural, creating “garbage art,” meeting local community groups and more. Additionally, students each took a turn “planting” a brand-new red maple tree on the school’s front lawn. 

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Every day is Earth Day at the Charles H. Bullock School, the District’s Environmental Science Magnet-themed elementary school, as students and staff reuse, repurpose, and recycle, and learn about the impact of climate change and how they can help. However, during Earth Week and Earth Day, special activities were held. For example, third graders made environmental-themed “stepping stones” for Bullock’s garden. “The garden is being transformed into a true outdoor classroom, where students will explore the lifecycle of plants and specifically how they are nurtured,” said Bullock Environmental Science Teacher Jennifer Woschinko. “The beautiful stepping stones will provide a path for students to access the plants while keeping their environment safe.”

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Watchung students took part in a “Food Waste Audit,” on Earth Day. They had an exciting opportunity to investigate the types and amount of materials that get thrown away in the cafeteria each day. At the end of each grade’s lunch on Monday, students sorted their food waste into categories/bins (with a few volunteers!). After it was all sorted students weighed the bins. To introduce the theme, teacher Drury Thorp taught about food waste during her STEAM classes. To help reinforce these lessons, Watchung will move toward Waste-Free Wednesdays in the future. 

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Java Compost spoke with students at Edgemont Montessori this week in preparation for Edgemont's composting launch on Earth Day! With support from the MFEE, students have been working closely with Java Compost to prepare for composting at Edgemont...and at home!

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