Posts Tagged ‘Cesar Chavez Elementary School’

Project WET Workshop at Cesar Chavez Elementary

April 29th, 2011

We had a great time at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Prince George’s County learning all about properties of water, water cycle, importance of water, water conservation, and human impacts on water. Project WET is a wonderful compilation of fantastic hands-on activities for kids to learn all about water.

The best part about professional development is having a turn being a student!

My favorite part of the workshop was the perspective that this all Latina group of teachers brought to conversations about water issues – both from their own countries of origin and from immigrant cultures. Thanks to the teachers for taking the time to learn with me, and if you want to see more pictures, check out the album on the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Facebook page.



Quiet creative writing time in an outdoor classroom

Giving the teachers a chance to teach Aqua Bodies - a Project WET activity

Cesar Chavez in the News!

November 12th, 2010

I love it when my partner schools get good press. The Washington Post’s local section on Prince George’s County, MD, did a nice article on Cesar Chavez’s garden and a $1000 grant they received from NEEF. See the link on-line. Unfortunately, the article itself has not been posted on-line.

Studying Life Cycles in First Grade

November 5th, 2010

We took the first graders outside and acted out a tree’s life cycle borrowing a PLT activity. Then, students each collected one seed from the ground (we primarily had acorns and sweet gum tree seeds available). Back inside the classroom, we diagrammed a simple tree life cycle, and students created their own diagram using their seed they collected! The kids had a great time, and it was a nice introduction to their new unit!

Cesar Chavez’s Schoolyard Garden

June 13th, 2010

For Earth Day 2010, Cesar Chavez received a new schoolyard garden through an Earth Day Network grant worth $10,000. As a result of AFF and Cesar Chavez’s long-term partnership, I knew that they wanted a school garden. When this Earth Day Network opportunity arose, I jumped on it and recommended Cesar Chavez. We were delighted that they were chosen and the whole community is enjoying the fruits of their labor, literally.

The Ultimate School Garden from Nathasha Lim on Vimeo.

Maryland Youth Summit, June 4, 2010

June 7th, 2010

At this year’s Maryland Youth Summit, Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center was officially recognized as a Maryland Green Center. This recognizes that we model best environmental practices within our center as well as support Maryland schools in becoming Green Schools. We helped get a group of students from Gale-Bailey Elementary School and Cesar Chavez Elementary School to this event. Check out this video that was created by an artist who was a special guest at the event! (The man standing in the middle of the picture here is none other than MD Governor Martin O’Malley.

Polar Bear Sky from Daniel Dancer on Vimeo.

Here’s what people had to say about the Youth Summit!