APS Green Scene

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 […]

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.

Green Scene Highlights 50 Years of the Outdoor Lab

In this week’s episode, Green Scene celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Outdoor Lab. Take a look back at 50 years on educating Arlington students with footage from the 80s, 90s, 200s and today. The Outdoor Lab was established in 1967 by Dr. Phoebe Hall Knipling for Arlington students to learn about and experience the […]

Green Scene Highlights Environmentally-Friendly Ways Commute to School

In this episode, Green Scene talks to students and staff about the many alternative ways that students and staff travel to and from school such as biking and carpooling. In addition, the episode talks with Arlington Transportation Partners’ (ATP) Elizabeth Denton about the Champions Program. The APS partnership provides recognition and rewards to businesses, multi-family […]

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 […]

Career Center Students Install Hybrid PV/Thermal Solar System on Washington, DC Residence

Career Center Electricity and Sustainable Tech students installed a Hybrid Photovoltaic/Thermal SunDrum Solar HarvestHP System on a house in Washington, DC. Local solar energy expert, Albert Nunez of Capital Sun Group, hired and mentored six Career Center students during the installation of this state of the art hybrid solar powered system which he designed. You […]