Green Scene 2014-15

Green Scene Gets Operation Rain Barrel Sneak Peak

This week’s episode of Green Scene previews the fifth annual Operation Rain Barrel which is a partnership with George Mason University. Operation Rain Barrel was created to engage students in learning about environmental sustainability to coincide with George Mason’s Go Gaga for Green event on Sat, April 30 at Founders Hall – Arlington Campus (3351 […]

Green Scene Highlights the Arlington Mill Butterfly Garden

In this week’s episode, Green Scene highlights a butterfly garden that students and volunteers built at the Career Center with guidance from Master Naturalist and teacher Rosemary Donaldson. Arlington Mill teacher Sharon Ruggieri, who integrated the project into the Environmental science curriculum, explains why the garden was created and what plants were included in the […]

Campbell Community Builds Green House to Continue Learning

In this week’s episode, Green Scene highlights the Campbell Elementary School Green House. Helped out by donations, including one from the Arlington Community Federal Credit Union, the green house will be used by all Campbell students to learn about the plant cycle, soil, erosion, the water cycle and other scientific explorations. Fourth graders are learning […]

Green Scene Showcases Recycled Student Art Project

In this week’s episode, Green Scene highlights a recycled art project done by students at Arlington Traditional School and Yorktown High School. Yorktown art teachers Virginia Teaford and Drew Smith and their students are collaborating with ATS art teacher Veronica Perez and her students on the project with a theme of “Rainforest.” The fourth and […]

Green Scene Visits Carlin Springs Journey North Tulip Test Gardens

In this week’s episode, Green Scene visits with Carlin Springs science teacher Beth Prange and her students as they plant bulbs in the school’s Journey North Tulip Test Garden. Each fall, students across the Northern Hemisphere plant Red Emperor tulip bulbs in their Journey North Test Gardens to help monitor seasonal change in a scientific […]

Green Apple Day of Service Featured on Green Scene

In this week’s episode, Green Scene features the Green Apple Day of Service at Abingdon, Discovery and Jamestown elementary schools. Green Apple Day of Service gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects. You can see “Green Scene” […]

Wakefield’s “Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta” Featured on Green Scene

In this week’s episode, Green Scene showcases Wakefield High School’s “Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta” where students built boats out of recycled material. Over the summer, six teams of students created boats using recycled material and then competed to see which designs could stay afloat and move across the pool. You can see “Green Scene” […]

Career Center’s Composting Initiative Featured on Green Scene

In this week’s episode, Green Scene highlights a unique composting imitative at the Arlington Career Center. Using scraps of food from the culinary arts program, Program for Employment Preparedness (PEP) students are creating compost that they will use to fertilize their greenhouse gardens. Carpentry and Sustainable Tech students built the composting bins. You can see […]

APS Partnership with AES Corporation Featured on Green Scene

APS Partnership with AES Corporation Featured on Green Scene This week’s episode of Green Scene features Arlington Public Schools partnership with Arlington-based AES Corporation. AES, a global power company, reached out to APS to teach students about power generation, the importance of electricity and how to conserve electricity to preserve our resources. You can see […]

Green Scene Previews Operation Rain Barrel

Green Scene Previews Operation Rain BarrelThis week’s episode of Green Scene previews the third annual Operation Rain Barrel which is a partnership with George Mason University. Operation Rain Barrel was created to engage students in learning about environmental sustainability to coincide with the “Community Earth Week Fair.” You can see “Green Scene” on Comcast Cable […]

Green Scene Showcases APS Student Volunteers Hosting Energy Board Game

Green Scene Showcases APS Student Volunteers Hosting Energy Journey Game This week’s episode of Green Scene features APS student volunteers who helped host a life-size board game called the Energy Journey Game, an event organized and run by the County’s Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE). The Energy Journey Game challenged participants about ways to […]

Green Scene Showcases Weather Houses Built by ATS Students

Green Scene Showcases Weather Houses Built by ATS Students This week’s episode of Green Scene features student-built weather houses. Fourth grade students at Arlington Traditional School engineered weather houses out of recycled materials for their STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) project. Their creations were put to the test to assess how they would withstand severe […]

Green Scene Showcases Vending Machine Partnership with FitArlington

Green Scene Showcases Vending Machine Partnership with FitArlington This week’s episode of Green Scene highlights the partnership between APS and FitArlington. Last year, APS partnered with FitArlington to replace vending machines and provide healthier options for both students and staff. FitArlington is county-wide initiative to promote a culture of wellness managed by the Department of […]

Green Scene Showcases Williamsburg Energy Projects

Green Scene Showcases Williamsburg Energy Projects This week’s Green Scene features sixth grade students at Willamsburg Middle School demonstrating their knowledge of energy and energy resources. Students engineered solar ovens and created energy-based board and computer games. They created scrapbooks, designed energy projects using experimental design and evaluated the major political party’s energy independence positions. […]

Washington-Lee High School’s Chesapeake Bay Trip Featured on Green Scene

Washington-Lee High School’s Chesapeake Bay Trip Featured on Green Scene This week’s episode of Green Scene highlights Washington-Lee High School’s recent field trip to learn about the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The trip, sponsored by a partnership with the Chesapeake Bay foundation, provides students an opportunity learn about the importance of the watershed and how to […]

Drew Students Learn about Whale Conservation with Visiting Author

Drew Students Learn about Whale Conservation with Visiting Author In this week’s episode, Green Scene joins visiting author and illustrator Jennifer O’Connell visited Drew Model. Sponsored by Nature Generation and the Drew Model PTA, O’Connell spoke with children about her experiences with whale conservation and how it inspired her to write her award winning book, […]

Campbell’s Hugelkultur Gardens Featured on Green Scene

Campbell’s Hugelkultur Gardens Featured on Green Scene In this week’s episode, Green Scene highlights Campbell’s garden workdays. About 30 families assembled at Campbell to create new planting beds using the hugelkultur method. Students and parents laid fallen twigs, tree stumps and logs in the bottom of the planting bed. Then soil, manure, and other organic […]