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Meadow Glen Elementary  shoe collection campaign for Keep the Midlands Beautiful this year and some of our GREEN TEAM RECYCLERS

While our team worked hard to promote collection, they were disappointed in only collecting 99 pairs of shoes. I reminded them that:
– that was 198 shoes that didn’t go into the landfill and
– they should focus on how to increase the number for next year. (They decided that next year, month’s in advance, they will begin using  advertising teasers promoting the upcoming shoe drive.)
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Cardboard egg cartons worked very well as pea seed starters, when placed into a saucer like container with about 1/8 inch of water. (More water = too soggy, no water= not soft enough to decompose when transplanted placed into soil, so those received pencil poked holes. My best guess is we have planted over 300 pea seeds.peas planted in egg carton pots20160323_114726


Calendar of Events/Deadlines

Breathe Better (Anti-Idling) Enroll now for the 2018-2019 school year to minimize idling at your school: Note: Schools need to re-enroll each school year. Contact:  Amy Curran or Adey Olatosi <>  Also ask about the Air Quality Flag Program.


April 31: Final day for schools to meet with Green Step mentors for spring evaluation meetings.


May 13: Green Steps Training: District Office Teacher Training Center. Monday, May 13 at 4:00 p.m. Come learn the steps that need to be taken to become a Green Steps School. Get the official training that is needed to start your journey and build a network of support. Questions? or

May 15: Final day for mentors to submit evaluations.


Become an Estuary Steward! Three Day Educator Workshop from NOAA Planet Stewards and NOAA’s Teachers on the Estuary: June 18-20 in Charleston, South Carolina. You will explore salt marsh dynamics collecting and analyzing data with marine researchers, engage your students in Project-based Learning using real-world examples, and bring home standards‐based STEM classroom lessons. For more information, click here. The application deadline is April 20, and contact with any questions. You can register here for the workshop.




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