APS Green Scene

You can see “Green Scene” on Comcast Cable Channel 70 and Verizon FiOS Channel 41. “Green Scene” will air daily immediately following “APS Snapshots” at 7:00 pm Monday – Friday, except on School Board meeting nights. “Green Scene” can also be viewed on YouTube at AETVaps.
Green Scene is filmed and produced by the Arlington Educational Television Department (AETV) in cooperation with the Arlington Public Schools Department of School and Community Relations.


Green Scene Highlight’s Yorktown’s Composting Program

The Yorktown Environmental Club created a composting program at the school to help the environment as an extension of the school’s current recycling program. Volunteers from the National Honors Society helped students learn how to sort the compostable materials so students at the school could teach others about composting.

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Previous APS Green Scene Episodes

2017-18

Green Scene Drew

Green Scene Highlights Drew’s New STEAM Initiative

In this week’s Green Scene video, students at Drew Model learn about the weather and its impact on the environment from NBC Washington Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer as a part of Drew Model’s new STEAM initiative.

In this week’s Green Scene video, students at Drew Model learn about the weather and its impact on the environment from NBC Washington Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer as a part of Drew Model’s new STEAM initiative.

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Glebe Recycling Green Team

Glebe’s Recycling Team Featured on Green Scene

In this week’s episode, Green Scene visits Glebe Elementary School to talk with the students who are part of the school’s Green Team about their waste audit.

In this week’s episode, Green Scene visits Glebe Elementary School to talk with the students who are part of the school’s Green Team about their waste audit. Students wanted to determine how much trash was actually being recycled and how much was thrown in regular trash cans. In groups, students were asked to sort bags of trash by type of material. Students found that nearly 40% of trash could have been recycled.  Based on these results the Green Team will focus on education to better inform the student body, teachers, and community about which items should be recycled.

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Kenmore solar panel presentation

Kenmore’s Solarbration Featured on Green Scene

In this week’s episode, Green Scene features Kenmore Middle School’s “Solarbration.”

In this week’s episode, Green Scene features Kenmore Middle School’s “Solarbration.” Kenmore was awarded a Solar Panel for Schools from Dominion Power last June. The application to the program was initiated by Science and STEAM teacher Jeff Politizer and Focus Coordinator Shauna Dyer who saw the program as an opportunity to bring hands-on instruction related to solar energy into science and STEAM instruction at Kenmore.

With the installation of the solar panel, students will have the opportunity to learn about reusable energies such as solar as well as how electricity is generated. The solar panel will be integrated with the school’s STEAM program.

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Jamestown Outdoor classroom

Green Scene Features Jamestown’s Outdoor Classroom

In this week’s episode, Green Scene visits Jamestown Elementary School and talks with Principal Kenwyn Schaffner and teacher Dani Greene about how teachers incorporate outdoor education to help develop the fine motor and linguistic skills of young students by teaching them to have a connection with nature.

In this week’s episode, Green Scene visits Jamestown Elementary School and talks with Principal Kenwyn Schaffner and teacher Dani Greene about how teachers incorporate outdoor education to help develop the fine motor and linguistic skills of young students by teaching them to have a connection with nature.

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Green Scene Art Bus

Campbell’s Art Bus Project Featured on Green Scene

In this week’s episode, Green Scene visits students at Campbell Elementary School, who are using their writing and artistic skills to create a flyer for the community about using the ART bus to get around town.

In this week’s episode, Green Scene visits students at Campbell Elementary School, who are using their writing and artistic skills to create a flyer for the community about using the ART bus to get around town.

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Gunston's Perma-garden

Gunston’s Perma-garden Featured on Green Scene

In this week’s episode of Green Scene, students and staff at Gunston Middle School talk about the perma-garden that they recently built.

In this week’s episode of Green Scene, students and staff at Gunston Middle School talk about the perma-garden that they recently built. A perma-garden is a self-sustaining garden that uses non-invasive species to sustain itself. Tech Ed teacher Topher Paterno hopes that this teaching tool will allow students to gain respect for the land and food as well as learn how to give back.

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2016-17

Green Scene Highlights Campbell’s Basil Project

In this week’s episode, Green Scene talks with Campbell Elementary School students and staff about the school’s expeditionary learning project to grow basil.

In this week’s episode, Green Scene talks with Campbell Elementary School students and staff about the school’s expeditionary learning project to grow basil. Outdoor classroom teacher Christy Przystawik explains how the APS Food Services Office approached the school about growing basil for vinaigrettes that are made for school lunches.Students learned about plant life cycles while growing the basil.

The vinaigrette will be served at Campbell, Carlin Springs and Kenmore.

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Kate Miller’s Polar Research Expedition Featured on Green Scene

In this week’s episode, Green Scene highlight’s Washington-Lee High School teacher Kate Miller and her recent expedition to the South Pole with Jim Madsen and the Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory team. This past winter, Miller participated as a research team member in an authentic scientific expedition in Antarctica, joining other K-12 teachers who worked in […]

In this week’s episode, Green Scene highlight’s Washington-Lee High School teacher Kate Miller and her recent expedition to the South Pole with Jim Madsen and the Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory team.

This past winter, Miller participated as a research team member in an authentic scientific expedition in Antarctica, joining other K-12 teachers who worked in research locations from the Arctic Ocean to Antarctica. The program allowed teachers to experience first-hand what it is like to conduct scientific research in some of the most remote locations on earth.

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student talking about composting at Henry Elementary

Green Scene Highlights Henry Elementary’s Composting Project

In this week’s episode of Green Scene, students collect food and yard waste to be composted and used in their outdoor garden.

In this week’s episode of Green Scene, students take recycling beyond “reduce, reuse, and recycle” as they collect food and yard waste to be composted and used in their outdoor garden. Each day, following lunch in the cafeteria, students separate lunch trays, milk cartons, fruit and vegetable scraps, and leftover milk into containers. Food waste is transferred to a bin outside, where it is combined with yard waste for composting. Students participated in outdoor cleanup activities and learned about the differences between manmade and natural waste, and which waste can decompose. Henry Elementary is incorporating the project into all areas of instruction, as students read and write about the composting process, use math to calculate decomposition rates, and conduct science experiments.

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Green Scene Features Taylor’s Outdoor Classroom

In this week’s episode, Green Scene talks with students and staff about Taylor Elementary School’s Outdoor Classroom which was recently built with the help of Dominion Virginia Power.

In this week’s episode, Green Scene talks with students and staff about Taylor Elementary School’s Outdoor Classroom which was recently built with the help of Dominion Virginia Power.

On Oct. 6, about 20 volunteers from Dominion arrived at Taylor ready to build an outdoor classroom. The cost of materials was covered by Dominion, as part of their “Energizing our Communities” initiative to further STEAM learning opportunities through the use of an outdoor classroom. Taylor was selected for one of the two local outdoor classroom projects this year because of its focus on STEAM learning and participation in Project Plant It!, an environmental education program.

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