Green Schools Stories

Our Engagement Officer Pam Chandler is on the road this spring, visiting schools all over Central and Northern Nova Scotia. During the second week of April, she visited Northport Consolidated Elementary School, a new member of the Green Schools NS community, Wallace Consolidated School, Great Village Elementary School, Debert Elementary School, West End Memorial Elementary School, Junction Road Elementary School, and River Hebert District School!

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How Green School Resources are Used Outside of the Classroom

Natalie McMaster, our Engagement Officer in the South Shore recently received a request from a friend who is a professor at Saint Francis Xavier University. Her friend was asked to participate in Connecting Math to Our Lives and Communities (CMTOLC) program.

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Spring is here, and Green Schools NS Engagement Officers are visiting schools to encourage students to reduce energy consumption, waste less and be sustainable every day! Central/Northern EO Pam kicked-off the school-visiting season by visiting both Shubenacadie District School and Winding River Consolidated School.

In Shubenacadie Pam was able to talk to all the students in the school! And have the opportunity to teach them about energy, and energy efficiency.

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On Saturday, February 23rd, the Living Earth Council hosted their annual Seedy Saturday at the Douglas Street Recreation Centre in Truro. Engagement Officer Pam attended and hosted a Green Schools NS table during this event.

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Whycocomagh Education Centre (WEC) has been part of Green Schools for the last 5 years. During that time, many students received energy efficiency presentations and participated in activities with Engagement Officer Shandel Brown. As a result, the students at WEC have developed a very thorough understanding of where our energy in Nova Scotia comes from, the impact of resource use on the environment, and most importantly, ways that we can be more energy efficient every day.

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Grade 2 students at Thorburn Consolidated School learned a fun way to go green for the holidays! Teacher Mary Webber-Cook wanted to incorporate some fun, hands-on learning for her 18 Grade 2 students who learned a lot about environmental sustainability in Social Studies. The holiday season is known as a time of excessive waste (think of the electricity, wrapping materials, food waste, etc.).

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