Friday, April 20, 2012
Earth Day Activities
Earth Day is coming up and many of our schools are joining in the celebration:
- Grades 4, 5, and 6 at Roosevelt School will be creating artwork for an Earth Day poster contest sponsored by the California Energy Commission.
- At Monroe School, today grade 3 will be making class journals out of old food boxes and learning about recycling household items into new things; students will be working in the school garden. Fourth grade will be working in the garden classroom where they will be doing a mystery habitats lesson (students will observe and identify microhabitats in the garden, write down descriptions, and then get into groups where other students will try and guess the habitat based on the description). Monroe’s garden classroom provides ongoing lessons on sustainability. The school is working on growing its own food to serve in the cafeteria. Grade 4 will also spend time working on the school garden. Monroe also has an Adopt-A-Spot program where classes, individual students and/or families take “ownership” of planters or specific garden areas.
- Washington School is preparing an Earth Day booth for the city’s Earth Day celebration this weekend.
- La Cuesta has grown plants in three wheelbarrows for the Santa Barbara Fair and Expo.
- Goleta Valley Junior High School participates in daily and weekly recycling, environmental science projects, gardening club with edible vegetables including bush beans, fava beans, snap peas, and pea pods. There will be a recycling activity in the Art Circle and a sponge toss keep Earth clean contest.