Rockland Woods has a new weather station atop it's building! The weather station is up and running. You can access the weather station at http://www.weatherlink.com/user/rockland8
Rockland Woods Green Club!
The first several meetings of the Green Club consisted of determining the four main topics that our club would work towards to achieve the Green School status. They are Energy Conservation, Solid Waste Reduction, Habitat Restoration, and Structures for Environmental Learning.
Tony Drury, the Washington County Recycling Coordinator, came to talk to the club.
Gil Thurston and honey bees!
We also had Gil Thurston speak to the club about honey bees and their job as pollinators We will be planting some native wildflowers to encourage native birds and insects to visit our area.
For the habitat restoration we built bluebird nesting boxes, had Kathy Kremnitzer, the president of the local Maryland Bluebird Society, speak to the students and help us put the boxes on our school campus.
We have also recycled cell phones, rechargeable batteries, crayons.
For the waste reduction we have been recycling paper, cardboard, and plastic with the Green Club and younger students transporting the contents of the blue bins to the recycle dumpster every Friday For the waste reduction we have been recycling paper, cardboard, and plastic with the Green Club and younger students transporting the contents of the blue bins to the recycle dumpster every Friday.
We love to recycle!
For the energy conservation, we have put signs up to encourage people to turn lights off in the classrooms when they aren't being used. We will also be looking at other ways to help save energy. Our structure for environmental learning will be our courtyard. Many activities are already being conducted in this area and many more will take place in the future. Our club is off to a great start and with the students helping with our application we will hopefully become an official Green School next spring!