FCPS Get2Green is a set of internal and external partnerships and resources aimed at producing a cadre of environmental stewards as mandated by School Achievement Goal 3.
Get2Green will promote environmental education and environmental action across disciplines K-12 through three main foci:
FCPS has formally partnered with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Eco-Schools USA program to assist with these endeavors.
The Eco-Schools USA program is based upon student driven action teams that work on issues such as schoolyard wildlife habitat, recycling, composting, energy conservation, and other environment and health related topics. In a effort to promote environmental action among our students, FCPS sees the Eco-Schools USA program as an excellent framework to facilitate this at any school. Eco-Schools USA provides sample action materials, curriculum and background information on its website and personnel are available to lend expertise to FCPS teacher trainings and meetings. NWF has generously had FCPS use its Reston facilities to house our Kid’s Inquiry Conference and has had us there for several other events. NWF is keeping us connected with other school districts across the country that are attempting similar projects and will assist us with cutting edge ideas in areas such as the assessment of environmental education activities.
In order for schools to work on the Eco-School topics, many areas of FCPS have been getting involved and forging partnerships not present before.
Facilities Management Liaison
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February 19, 2013