This year’s World Science Day for Peace & Development fell on November 10th 2018. We have so many special days that are recognized almost every day and sometimes we may miss their meaning and importance.
Green Schools Stories
When I visit Bayview Education Centre in Port Hood, the first things I notice are the incredibly friendly students and staff, and the brightly coloured, well-labelled waste sorting station in the cafeteria— you can’t miss it!
A motivated group of 12 students in grades six to eight started a Green Team at Bayview this year! The team, along with leaders Ms MacIsaac, Ms Morrison, and Mr Cameron, have some big ideas for what they want to accomplish at their school this year!
Located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, The Booker School is an independent, non-profit preprimary to grade nine school embracing the values of the International Baccalaureate (IB). IB is an inquiry based not-for-profit educational foundation based out of Geneva, Switzerland.
International Baccalaureate Mission Statement:
With the first month of school already gone, students at Truro Elementary School have been hard at work in their classrooms and in their garden. On September 20th, their enthusiastic Green Team harvested their school garden. The school’s newly built garden was made possible thanks to a large grant from the Nutrients for Life Foundation. The team successfully grew potatoes, onions and chives! They used their fresh veggies to make some delicious cheesy smashed potatoes.
A school garden not only helps students learn how to grow their own food but also teaches about our human responsibility within living systems, encourages participants to try new foods, and gets students outside.
Thanks to a grant from TD Friends of the Environment, Whycocomagh Education Centre added a new gravel floor in their school greenhouse and purchased shovels and trowels. Teacher Eryn Sinclair was a driving force behind the garden this year. She said,