Green Club at Cherry Tree Elementary

Cherry Tree Elementary: Ann Johnston and Marcia Roberts

DSCN1314Students in Cherry Tree Elementary’s green club have been active this year!  This fall, they won a grant to help other elementary schools use water coolers and reusable cups instead of plastic water bottles.

To educate their schoolmates, students created a water bottle sculpture out of 167 water bottles.   That is the average number of bottles a person uses per year!  They have also learned what we all can do to reduce the number of water bottles used.

The structure is 3′ wide, 18″ deep, and between 5-6′ tall.  It’s made out of pvc pipe so it’s lightweight and comes apart to move it.  You may borrow the structure to display at your school, or contact Marcia or Ann to find out how your student club can make their own.

The club this year has also simulated an oil spill, found out how waves affect the spill, and how difficult it is to clean feathers if they have been covered in oil.

They are currently sponsoring a catalog cancellation campaign.  Click here to read Marcia Roberts’s poem that details how to cancel your catalogs.  catalog_cancel_poem.docx Also, check out the following site to choose which catalogs you do and do not want to receive.

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Green Clubs

Getting students engaged in green practices is the key to a healthy future for our community. Green Clubs in our schools are a terrific forum for students to learn how to care for the earth and to put that knowledge into practice. See below for what student green clubs in our district are doing so far this school year!