Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Little Greener

Today one hundred 8th grade students participated in a project called "Green Up Avonworth." Students planted seedlings as well as cared for saplings that were planted by previous 8th grade classes. A community service project, the event provided a terrific opportunity for the kids to extend learning about environmentalism from the classroom to their own school community.   Students will read selections from Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and research Pittsburgh’s “green efforts” in reading class. The tree-planting event allowed our students to build habitats and start their own “green” initiative at school.     

Students caring for saplings on school grounds near the baseball field.Through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s “Seedlings for Habitats” program, students planted a variety of trees along the walkway that leads to the Cobblestone development.