Drip irrigation system!

Check out this drip irrigation system we created using a soaker hose and single dial timer. The plants get watered automatically every other evening!

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Sustainable Energy for All Forum

As winners of the 2014 Zayed Future Energy Prize BDCA was invited to the annual Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL) at the United Nations. We attended a ceremony in the UN General Assembly Hall, and received this attached letter from the chief executive officer of the event!

Thank you note for Forum 2015 Attendee (12 June 2015).pdf

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Green Roof Ecosystem

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NY Restoration Project at BDCA!

BDCA’s Sustainability Committee has teamed up with New York Restoration Project and Million Trees NYC! Sadly, this is because 27 street trees have died (many more are not in good health) surrounding our school; On a happy note, NY Restoration Project is working with our students to re-plant 27 street trees around our school community (red, blue, grey, and yellow dots below)!

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E2RC: Transformation of Space!

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Alma Mater

Honored to be featured on the cover of my Alma Mater’s magazine, along with two other amazing educators. Here’s the Linfield Magazine article!

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Webinar: Growing Schoolyard STEM Projects

Excited to be a participant in the webinar “Growing Schoolyard STEM Projects!” See below to learn more,

  • What? Join us the Wednesday before National Environmental Education Week for an introduction to the many applications of schoolyard gardens and green spaces as teaching tools for connecting environmental education and STEM learning! Presenters will cover some of the many different types of gardens or other spaces that can be used as outdoor classrooms and the related STEM tie-ins they offer. From engineering a garden bed or rainwater system, to the biology of plant life or pollinators, to the math used to calculate growing cycles and planting times, the lesson options are endless.
  • Who? Hear Nathaniel Wight, a science teacher in New York City, share his experience with a green roof project and his plans for what he has in mind next. Then Melanie Parker from Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Maryland will talk about how to infuse stormwater education into an entire school system’s curriculum. And finally, hear from Nature Works Everywhere about some of the premier resources available for helping you start and get the most out of your own schoolyard STEM garden.
  • When? Wednesday, April 15 2015 at 7:30pm ET.
  • How? Register for EE Week 2015 to join the live session on Wednesday. The link to join the webinar will be provided to all registrants of EE Week 2015. Registration is free and open to everyone!
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