Earth Day

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It's not too early to start making plans to celebrate Earth Day's 50th anniversary (2020). Remember that Earth Day is April 22, every year. If you're looking for lesson plans and activities, click on the image above.  For more information about the history of Earth Day, and how to get involved in your own community, visit www.EarthDay.org.

Here's how some of our schools celebrated Earth Day/Earth Week 2019:

  • Ashburton ES continued their annual Earth Day celebration with Spirit Days, daily announcements, classroom activities, visits to the school garden, and activities during recess. They wore green on Wednesday for recycling; blue on Thursday for water conservation; and yellow on Friday to celebrate the sun. Friday's recess activities included a hand print Earth banner for each grade level, a shoe toss game with gently worn shoes being donated to a school in Uganda, and a recycling relay where students separated and sorted recyclable items into labeled bins.  
  • Blake HS celebrated Earth Week with different activities including wearing green on Wednesday to promote green living, and gray on Thursday to highlight pollution. On Friday, treats were given to those who recycled;there was a pledge tree; a station where students could learn about the native garden that would soon be planted, and more.  
  • Cresthaven ES crafted a large "earth" with 5-petaled flowers around it. They made smaller flowers that include each teacher's name and sent them to the teacher. Each class wrote one idea for helping the earth on their classroom's flower. All flowers were be displayed in the hallways before spring break.
  • DuFief ES had a special assembly on Friday for grades 3-5 where they reviewed the results of a cafeteria waste audit done by the SERT club. The focus was on which items should be recycled. 
  • East Silver Spring ES celebrated on Thursday by having a no waste lunch; shutting off the power for one hour (2:30-3:30); having a school yard clean up; and a clothes donation box.
  • Great Seneca Creek ES hosted their 3rd annual "Earth Day Community Cleanup" on April 13. They partnered with folks from Target and a local Daisy Troop to clean up around the school ground, including Seneca Creek. Their Green Team will share their success story in a presentation to the Board of Education. 
  • Northwest HS celebrated Earth Week (April 23-26) with various earth-friendly activities. Tuesday was Create a Drawstring Bag Day; Wednesday was Plant a Seed Day; Thursday was Tea Time Day; and Friday was Bike/Walk to School Day.
  • Oakland Terrace ES celebrated Earth Day on the 23rd with a variety of activities including watching a video about the history and purpose of Earth Day; ornament making, an Earth Day pledge tree, trash/recyclable collection on campus, and more.
  • Olney ES celebrated Earth Day on April 16 by asking everyone to power down for an hour and by distributing Earth Day globes to the students.
  • Redland MS students and staff created colorful Earth Day posters.
  • Rocky Hill MS celebrated Earth Week with Paperless Day (Tuesday); Waterways Day (Wednesday); Plastic Awareness Day (Thursday); and Clean Up Day, Power Down Day, and Earth Colors Day (Friday).
  • Roscoe Nix ES had their kindergartners present Earth Day announcements for the week and had an Earth Day Wheel activity for students to color. They also distributed Earth Day Spirit Week flyers with ideas for activities to help the earth. On Friday, students and staff wore blue and green to celebrate Earth Day. 
  • Sherwood ES conducted an Earth Week trivia game during the morning announcements. Students wore green on Friday, April 26.
  • Strathmore ES's "Energizing Student Potential" (ESP) group showed off their wind-powered items during the schools Reading-Math-Science night held on April 10. 
  • William Tyler Page ES held their annual Earth Day all-school assembly.