APS Green Scene

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.

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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.

 

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.

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. For more information about a program or segment, please call 703-228-6005 or fill out our online form.

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.

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.