Environmental Showcase/Caring for Our Watershed

Caring for Our Watershed Contest: On April 6, 2016 Lanier MS students participated in the Caring for Our Watershed Competitions at George Mason University.  Lanier MS students won 5 of the 10 awards at this event.

Following project based learning proposals were presented:

  • 1st place winner – Classes Planting Grasses”: students will grow SAVs in science lab through winter and then go on a field trip to Chesapeake Bay to plant them during Spring
  • 3rd place winner: “Ban the Bottle Continued”- students shared data from current water bottle filling fountains at Lanier (which were installed this school year by funding from last year’s award from Caring for Our Watershed and Fairfax City Funds) and its positive impact/request to for more fountains for upper level of school.
  • 6th place – “Journey to a Jolly Watershed” – Building a rain garden on school grounds to stop runoff and erosion
  • 7th place – “Ban the Bag”: promote use of canvas bag to help stop the use of plastic bag and its impact on environment
  • 8th – “Green Roof for VA” – building a standalone tool shed with green roof in school courtyard and reduce the impact of urbanizationIMG_5428DSCN1832IMG_5446IMG_5431

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