Posts Tagged ‘Partner Schools’

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!

PBS Documentary, Growing Greener Schools

April 23rd, 2010

One of our long-time partner schools, Patuxent Elementary School, is a Maryland Green School, and they are profiled in PBS’s new series, Growing Greener Schools. For more information, visit Patuxent’s website.

Earth Day

April 23rd, 2010

Earth Day PledgeGale-Bailey students made trees from newspapers and signed a pledge to use their 4 R’s. They also had a schoolyard cleanup, planted flowers and trees around their schoolyard, and much more!

Gale-Bailey Elementary Helps Clean up the Potomac

April 12th, 2010

On Saturday, April 10, over two dozen students, parents, and staff from Gale-Bailey Elementary School came to Piscataway Park to help clean up the Potomac River as a part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s 22nd Annual Potomac River Watershed Clean-Up. HBF Outreach paid for their bus to get from their school to the shore. Together they filled about 23 bags of trash, making the beach look spotless and restoring a cleaner habitat for the wildlife that live along the shore! They are now well-prepared to go back to their school for a schoolyard clean-up on Earth Day week. Awesome job, guys!

Center City PCS – Petworth Pre-Visit

March 30th, 2010

I went and visited Jessie Forbes’ fourth graders at Center City PCS Petworth for a pre-visit. We did Trash Timeline and Watershed Address. The kids really got into looking at the maps of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and their local watershed. I love it when kids check out maps!