The White House Climate Education Event

Lanier’s current & ex-students and staff attended The White House Climate Education Event on August 20, 2015. More than 150 students, educators, and education policy leaders from across the country attended the event.

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American Black Ducks – A perfect habitat at Lanier!

American Black Duck being raised in Lanier MS courtyard! Each year the couple flies into the courtyard finding it a safe place to raise their young. Lays her eggs and then enjoys the safe habitat. Students ensure that its a perfect habitat for them. They are fed organic food and the pond is filled with water. Check out the video below:


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Solar Model House Contest

Lanier Middle School students building a solar model house. This was a school wide competition, where students had to go through multiple steps: Drawing, Material & R-Value Research, Insulation & Aesthetics Test, and presentation.

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2015 Green Difference Award from Green Schools, MA State House, Boston!

Faiza Alam received the Green Difference Award for the “Outstanding Green-o-vation” Program Director. The Green Difference Awards honor and empower environmental excellence, innovation, and stewardship in schools, organizations, and communities across the nation.


She was nominated by her colleague Ms. Michele Johnson, who said, “Faiza Alam is being nominated for her work as an environmental steward who inspires an entire community to consider our impact on the environment.  Ms. Alam has taken a love for her curriculum and our planet and has created countless meaningful real-life opportunities for our students to make a difference.”

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Fairfax City School Board Recognition – June 1, 2015

Link to the presentation ceremony:


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2015 Outdoor Living Classroom Projects

Students have been working in the outdoor living classrom setting up vegetable garden and doing Spring cleaning and maintaing the courtyard.IMG_2752 IMG_2754 IMG_2756 IMG_2764 IMG_2779 IMG_2780 IMG_2782 IMG_2787


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Environmental Showcase at GMU – April 2015

Lanier students participated at George Mason University for the environmental showcase. Contests attended at the event were: Caring for Our Watershed (2nd place winner), Kid Wind Challenge (1st place winner & best blade award), recycle material mascot, and the environmental showcase. Kid Wind students later went to the regional competition at JMU and placed 1st again and won the judges award. Press release to showcase:

Video Coverage by FCPS Channel 21:

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