27 Apr TEECS Celebrates Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary
Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School recognized Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary with a week-long celebration of various Earth Day activities. Each grade was provided options based on their grade level and students were encouraged to take pictures of themselves participating in the activities.
The week was kicked off with students reading about earth, wildlife, and/or the history of Earth Day and writing about different ways they can help save the planet. In addition, students were asked to play an environmental simulation game, and/or create an environmental board game, online game, or app. Some students spent their time making cloth masks following the CDC guidelines and donated them to essential workers.
On Wednesday, Earth Day, students were asked to pick at least one topic to follow at home: solar cookout, fruit seed planting, cleaning day (kids can clean their room), no trash day, no plastic day, and/or conserve energy day (turn off lights and other electrical devices), use more sunlight, and/or build a wind turbine.
At the end of the week students were encouraged to count the carbon footprint of their house or car as well as join the Earth Challenge 2020 from the US Department of State’s Eco-Capitals Forum and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
At this time especially, it’s important to take care of the planet. TEECS was happy to encourage our students to participate and was pleased with the response.