Students, Principals Go Green and Sustainable at Education Conference
Annual principals' convention features sustainability education as a successful platform for multidisciplinary learning.
- (1888PressRelease) April 02, 2011 - Alexandria, VA - Students from Dowdell Middle Magnet School in Tampa, Florida, will join Green Education Foundation (GEF) to take part in engaging hands-on sustainability education activities on Saturday, April 9, during the National Association of Elementary School Principals' (NAESP) Annual Convention and Exposition. The Green Fair, which is presented through the generous support of Sprint Nextel and Samsung Mobile, will highlight the effectiveness of sustainability education as a hands-on, integrative learning model for 21st century skills and will showcase the role that students can play in making a positive impact in protecting the world around them. Dowdell Middle Magnet School was chosen to participate, in part, because it offers an integrated environmental studies magnet theme.
Green Fair activities include:
• Racing Solar Cars: Renewable energy concepts come to life as students build and race solar cars;
• Green Keepers Pledge: Principals join students in their promise to reduce, reuse, and recycle;
• Recycling Relay Race: Student teams race relay style to sort a bucket full of clean recyclables; and
• Recycled Paper Art: Students create a masterpiece mosaic from recycled paper.
What: Students from Dowdell Middle Magnet School engage in hands-on sustainability education activities.
Where: Tampa Convention Center, Hall East
When: Saturday, April 9, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
How: To cover this event, contact Kaylen Tucker (ktucker ( @ ) naesp dot org or 703-518-6257) dot
Note: This year's Exhibit Hall features NAESP's first ever Green Schools Pavilion, with exhibitors ready to help schools go green-everything from dealing with waste to curriculum and green building. Thanks to Sprint Nextel and Samsung Telecommunications America's (Samsung Mobile) ongoing commitment to and support of sustainability and education, conference attendees will receive complimentary access to the Green Education Foundation's new "Sustainability Education Teaching Methods" course. This new course provides teachers with the knowledge and resources necessary to integrate sustainability education into their curriculum.
In addition to the green initiative, other convention highlights include insight by education experts Robert Marzano, Todd Whitaker, Douglas Reeves, Anthony Muhammad, Charlotte Danielson, and Alan November, and dynamic addresses by international education expert Sir Ken Robinson and Vernice Armour, the first African American U.S. female combat pilot. More information about the keynote speakers and convention activities can be found at NAESP's convention website.