Green Scene 2012-13

Jefferson’s Community Garden Featured on Green Scene

Jefferson’s Community Garden Featured on Green Scene This week’s episode of Green Scene features the Jefferson Middle School Community Garden. The garden was started three years ago by a Girl Scout troop. Teachers have used the garden to create a unique learning experience for students. Parents, staff and students have been able to provide their […]

Teen Parenting Program’s Chesapeake Bay Trip Featured on Green Scene

Teen Parenting Program’s Chesapeake Bay Trip Featured on Green SceneThis week’s episode of Green Scene highlights the Teen Parenting Program’s recent field trip to learn about the Chesapeake Bay watershed.The annual trip, sponsored by a partnership with the Chesapeake Bay foundation, provides students to learn the importance of the watershed and how to help protect […]

Jamestown Student Remove Invasive Species from Local Habitat

Jamestown Student Remove Invasive Species from Local Habitat This week’s episode of Green Scene highlights the efforts of Jamestown Elementary School students to remove invasive species from the woods near the school’s playground. Volunteers spent a day removing the invasive species in an area of the school so that they can begin to develop an […]

Washington-Lee Science Students Design Plant Experiments

Washington-Lee Science Students Design Plant Experiments This week’s episode of Green Scene showcases Washington-Lee High School biology students who are designing their own experiments surrounding the growth of Wisconsin Fast Plants. Students are investigating the properties that affect the growth of the plants such as the amount of water or the concentration of nutrients in […]

H-B Woodlawn’s Energy Forum Featured on Green Scene

H-B Woodlawn’s Energy Forum Featured on Green Scene This week’s episode of Green Scene highlights H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program’s Energy Forum sponsored by the Class of 2017. Students visited a number of LEED certified buildings throughout Arlington and then wrote articles and created environmental projects that will be featured at the upcoming Arlingtonians for a […]

Oakridge Students Prepare Rain Barrel for Auction

Oakridge Students Prepare Rain Barrel for Auction This week’s episode of Green Scene follows a group of Oakridge Elementary School students preparing a rain barrel for entry in George Mason University’s Operation Rain Barrel contest. While preparing the design, students learned about conservation and sustainable living. Once again, George Mason University (GMU) donated rain barrels […]

Gunston Students Adopt-a-Street

Gunston Students Adopt-a-Street This week’s episode of Green Scene follows a group of Gunston Middle School sixth graders who recently adopted a street near their school.Working with Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, students learned the importance of cleaning up litter, beautifying Arlington and keeping streets safe. The project aligned with the students’ environmental curriculum. You […]

Randolph Elementary School Cools the Earth on Green Scene

Randolph Elementary School Cools the Earth on Green Scene In this week’s episode, Green Scene highlights Randolph Elementary School’s Cool the Earth program. The program focuses on educating children and their families about climate change while motivating them to take simple, measurable conservation actions that reduce their carbon footprint at school, home, and in the […]

Swanson Students Work to Improve the Environment

Swanson Students Work to Improve the Environment In this week’s episode, Green Scene highlights Swanson Middle School’s Star Program and how the students involved work to improve the environment. Recently students collected over 44,000 acorns that were donated to the Growing Native initiative. Those acorns were then planted along the Potomac basin to help with […]

Green Scene Highlights Jefferson Middle School Science Fair

  Green Scene Highlights Jefferson Middle School Science FairIn this week’s episode, Green Scene talks with Jefferson Middle School students and staff as they prepare for their all-school science fair. Students are able to self-select and design a project of interest to them. This year, there are a number of students that are focusing on […]

Campbell’s New Wetlands

  Green Scene: Campbell’s New Wetlands In this week’s episode, Green Scene visits Campbell Elementary School’s new Wetlands Learning Lab. The wetlands area will allow Campbell to expand its hands-on, inquiry-based approach to education. Last week, over 100 volunteers helped staff plant vegetation in the new Wetlands Learning Lab and remove invasive plants from the […]

Jamestown Farm to School Initiative Focuses on Healthy Habits

  Green Scene: Jamestown Farm to School Initiative Focuses on Healthy HabitsIn this week’s episode, Green Scene features the Jamestown Elementary School farm-to-school initiative that is part of the school’s larger wellness campaign. Each month, local farmers Chris and Sara Guerre from the Maple Avenue Farm in Great Falls bring in seasonal items and talk […]

Taylor Students Present Climate Change Solution to Scientists

  Green Scene: Taylor Students Present Climate Change Solution to ScientistsIn this week’s episode, Green Scene features Taylor Elementary School’s Climate Change Project. Taylor second grade teacher Laurie Goss and her students worked throughout October to solve a climate-based problem, People for Animal and Plant Protection.Goss developed the project after spending the summer participating in […]

Barcroft’s Intersession on Trees

  Green Scene: Barcroft’s Intersession on Trees In this week’s episode, Green Scene visits Barcroft Elementary School as students learn about trees during the school’s intersession. Barcroft operates under a modified school year calendar which includes two two-week intersessions during the October and March breaks. The sessions provide optional learning opportunities for all students. During […]

Barrett’s Air Quality Flag Program

  Green Scene: Barrett’s Air Quality Flag Program Showcased In this episode, Green Scene highlights Barrett Elementary School’s Air Quality Flag Program. The program lets students monitor the air quality around the school in real-time. Students then raise a colored flag that corresponds with that day’s air quality index. Students monitor the air quality using […]

Claremont’s Outdoor Classroom

  Green Scene: Highlights Claremont’s Outdoor Lab The new Claremont Elementary School Outdoor Classroom is showcased in this week’s episode of Green Scene. The outdoor classroom is designed to enhance the student learning experience, especially in the sciences, but also to attract wildlife with sources of food, water, shelter, and places for animals to raise […]

Hoffman-Boston Teaching Garden

Green Scene: Hoffman-Boston Teaching Gardens In this week’s episode, Green Scene takes views to Hoffman-Boston Elementary School were students, staff and community volunteers are planting the school’s new garden. The gardens, which were dedicated earlier this spring, were made possible in part through a grant from the American Heart Association and with the help of […]