GHCDS Receives Honors at the Youth Activities Awards ProgramDecember 2, 2022
GHCDS Winter Formal – Grade 7-9December 4, 2022
Project Green Schools is a national program with a mission of:
DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS THROUGH EDUCATION, PROJECT-BASED LEARNING AND COMMUNITY SERVICE.
During a one trimester class, students worked on one or more of the “thirteen pathways to greening the school” listed by the program to coordinate with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Each student was involved in a variety of projects, but took leadership on one of the projects, which they then presented at the open house to parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators, and other students.
Feature projects included:
- Dominick Hay made a poster to explain how aquaponics work to cycle nutrients from an animal tank to plants.
- Aryanna Tutein grew cucumbers in the garden.
- Diella Maynard made signs for the trash cans to encourage others to recycle or compost instead of sending trash to the landfill.
- Lena Kammerzelt, Cuyler Roberts, and Kyanna Cherubin created lesson plans and learning games about composting for grades 1-6.
- Leo Keularts researched and made infographics about global water availability and usage and creatures on campus.
- Jack Bohlke created a slideshow to teach people about the different bird species on campus.
- Colson Iubelt and Isaiah Deland created a scavenger hunt for plants and animals on the nature trail and took the third grade class on a nature hike.
- Eric Sommer and Teague Gleason cleared bush and created raised beds south of the Upper Field to make a Secret Garden
- William Simon and Zaid Yusuf identified trees and shrubs on campus near sidewalks and made wooden signs for them.
If you are interested in learning more about Project Green Schools visit Project Green Schools.