Keeping up with the Green STEM Students of PS 31 By Alison Schuettinger, NWF Sustainability Coach, w/ PS 31 Teacher Mrs. Tesoriero Green STEM is spreading joy across PS 31! Recently, students in two third grade classes created window planters with our Green STEM Lab teacher, Mrs. Tesoriero, using resources from The Brooklyn Botanic Garden….
Archive for month: February 2018
A Meet-and-Greet with Everyone’s Favorite Polluted Waterway In the dubious stakes of the polluted waterways Olympics, Newtown Creek just may take the gold. Bounding North Brooklyn, running four miles back from it’s fetid mouth on the East River roughly opposite the UN complex, Newtown Creek is often cited as the most polluted waterway in the… Read More
School Impact Projects at P.S. 34 Brooklyn By 5th Grade Students: Imogen Sheenan, Ixchel Held-Villasenor and Madison Davis-Brown with the support of NWF Greenpoint Eco-Schools, Sustainability Coach: Tina Wong The 4th and 5th Graders at P.S. 34 are working on School Impact Projects in our Green STEM Class with Ms. Marshall. A School Impact Project… Read More
Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection by Kiera Feldman Editors Note: This article was originally published by ProPublica, and is re-printed here with their permission. Shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent November night, a garbage truck with a New York Yankees decal on the side sped through a red light on an empty… Read More
Greenpoint Eco-Schools Update, from MS126 “I never knew that there was a whole other universe right under my feet!“ eighth grader, Jessica Ayala exclaimed. A student at MS 126, Jessica and nine other students recently completed the eight-week Eco-Schools Green STEM Afterschool Club where they studied soil, compost, and soil microbiology. As a veteran Afterschool… Read More
The leaves have fallen, temperatures are frigid, and we’re bundled up in our heavy jackets. We’ve hit peak winter season and are curious as to how local residents and shop owners in Greenpoint and Williamsburg are keeping warm ~ eco-warm that is. Here’re a few tips from Frankie Guerrero, a local Greenpoint resident of 7… Read More