Environmental Project Area
We want our students TO BE environmentally conscious. Climate change, deforestation, pollution, overpopulation, and loss of biodiversity are just some of the topics that will be facing our students as adults. Projects in this area will make our students aware of these challenges as well as give them opportunities to address them in our community. Each year our students will be participating in the WV Make It Shine Cleanup every year in April.
There is a reason West Virginia’s nickname is “The Mountain State,” it is home to some of the most beautiful and rugged terrain in the country. With three major rivers flowing through it and the Appalachian mountain range, the opportunities for outdoor activities rivals even the wild west. Our students well get a chance to explore and connect to West Virginia’s beautiful landscape. Projects in this area for the younger grades are provided by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Some of them include service on trails, exploring streams, bird seed ornaments, star gazing and more.
We want our students TO BE environmentally aware. Projects and assignments in this area will encourage our older students to deal with issues of both local and global environments. They will have a focus in five stages - awareness, responsibility, action, reflection, and implementation. Students will explore various environments, their characteristics and how they connect together to make one world. Curriculum and projects will be pulled from the Journal of Global Environment.