Lanier’s Hybrid Wind Turbine and Solar Panel

Lanier Students run a turbine and light up their future! The hybrid turbine and solar panel arrived at Lanier Middle in September. The school is one of just three in the nation to have that kind of energy producer. Check out the Washington Post featured article HERE

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Virginia Naturally School Recognition

“Great news for the Lanier Middle School environmental education program!  We have been recognized as a Virginia Naturally School, Year 6, for efforts during the 2016-2017 school year for supporting environmental conservation and stewardship!”

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/education/school-recognition/

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Lanier Outdoor Living Classroom

Lanier Community Service Day – May 21, 2017. Students, parents, staff, and extended community members worked together to establish the Outdoor Living Classroom. Picnic tables were funded by Lanier PTA! Students connect to nature as their learning continues……..

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Classes Planting Grasses – Caring for Our Watershed!

Lanier students had been growing “Wild Celery” (SAV) during winter season in their classes. On May 31st, 2017 students, staff and parents went to Mason Neck Park, Virginia to plant these grasses in Potomac river. This project was part of the Caring for Our Watershed/Earth Force and Chesapeake Bay Foundation environmental stewardship program.

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Kid Wind Challenge Nationals 2017

The Lanier MS “SPINNERS” team won 2nd place at the Kid Wind Challenge Nationals 2017 wind turbine competition held at the Convention Center, Anaheim, CA. They competed with 32 other Regional winners from all over the country. They earlier had won first place at the Regional competition at GMU, Fairfax, VA to qualify for the Nationals.

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Global Environmentalist trip to Costa Rica: April 8-16, 2017

FCPS Global Environmentalists Trip to Costa Rica: April 8-16, 2017. This was an International Study Travel Program! Students visited Turtle Conservatory, Earth University, Pineapple farm, banana planation, zip line and air tram canopy tour of rainforest, chocolate tour, and many hikes through the rainforest.

 


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GMU showcase & Caring for Our Watershed Contest

Lanier Eco team participated in the NoVA School Environmental Action Showcase & Caring for Our Watershed Contest at George Mason University on April 25th, 2017. Students received 4 top awards as finalists in top 10 category.

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