Last month, the Green Schools NS Engagement Officer Amber McMunn visited Springvale Elementary to discuss all of the ways the students can waste less. Lee Anne Weber’s Primary students and Stephanie Lynch’s Primary/One students excitedly shared their stories about their efforts to help the Earth by getting outside and growing vegetables in the Springvale school garden. Primary teacher Lee Anne Weber runs the garden with her students.
Valley Elementary School, located just outside of Truro, might be a small school, but they are mighty green! The school has been caring for the environment for a long time. The school joined the Green Schools Nova Scotia community in the fall of 2017 and have been full steam ahead with initiatives to waste less ever since. The student Green Team has been very busy this year and has been supported through it all by grade four teacher Ms Kimberly Aarts.
The students of Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School have kept certain traditions year after year, and one of those traditions has a positive impact on the environment and the school community.
King’s-Edgehill School was Canada’s first Independent School, dating back to 1788, a school that “helps students BE more than even they thought was possible”. The school Environment Club mission is to increase environmental awareness at school and to help staff and students make sustainable choices.
Thanks to the inspiring videos from Andrea Leslie’s Grade 2/3 class at Windsor Elementary, Canadian Environment Week was not forgotten this year in Nova Scotia!
After attending a Professional Development Day on Project-Based Learning, Andrea was motivated to give it a try. The two main guiding principles for Project-Based Learning are that students pick the topic and the topic applies to their community. The learning starts with questions so Andrea asked the students: