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MS 126’s Keepers of The Earth Take Governor’s Island

MS 126’s Keepers of The Earth Take Governor’s Island

By MS 126 Class 601. As part of the Greenpoint Eco-Schools program at John Ericsson Middle School for Environmental Engineering’s (aka MS 126), 6th grade Social Studies students recently visited Governor’s Island’s Teaching Garden to experience and understand – up close and personal – the systems embedded in farming. Students planted, harvested, shifted compost, watered…

Eco-Schools Journal: Music to Inspire Change

The Voice of Young Songwriters @ PS 110 By Fran Agnone, Greenpoint Eco-Schools Sustainability Coach @PS 110 When I was in 4th grade I held a leadership position in my elementary school as a guard on Safety Patrol. I wore a bright orange belt and sash that gave me the authority to urge other students… Read More

Eco-Schools Journal: PS 31

Eco-Schools Journal: PS 31

Celebrating Sustainability w/PS 31 Teacher Sheri Sankner At the four Greenpoint Eco-Schools, sustainability is a team effort.  Behind every significant school environmental award, notable student achievement, or successful stewardship project are teams of dedicated individuals, family members, community partners, and−especially important−educators who know that environmental education plays a crucial role in our children’s future and… Read More

Eco-Schools Gets Trashy

Eco-Schools Gets Trashy

One Person’s Trash Is Not Another Person’s Treasure By Fai Walker, Greenpoint Eco-Schools Sustainability Coach @ MS 126 During NYC schools’ mid-winter break, sixteen students from MS 126 in Greenpoint Brooklyn, two committed parents, and one very creative science teacher, Steven House, spent four days exploring the Eco-Schools Pathway to Sustainability, Consumption and Waste in… Read More

Not all Air is Clean Air

Not all Air is Clean Air

Learning about What we Breathe at PS110 By 3rd Graders from Ms. Head’s Class at PS110 and Fran Agnone On a rainy Friday at PS110K – The Monitor School, Ms. Fortunato’s 3rd grade STEM Class transformed into an investigation into air quality. What makes air clean? And what makes it dirty? Below are the thoughts… Read More