This week, the Green Team at J.E. Clark Preparatory Academy created posters to raise awareness on the amount of water they use at their school and at home. These students are on a Tier One team and have spent the last few months taking a deep dive into issues on water consumption and our water culture here in Michigan. Here, the students are showing off their creations before they get hung around the school. Thee Sustainability Coordinator at Clark is Ms. Susan Morandy.
This week, the Green Team at Golightly split into two teams to test their knowledge on renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy. Students were given clues on different sources and scored points if they were the first person to identify the correct answer! The kindergartners will continue learning about energy over the next couple of weeks while they begin brainstorming ways to save energy at school and in their homes. The Sustainability Coordinator at Golightly is Ms. Dana Thomas.
Students at Cody in the Hope Park team are developing a partnership and plans with Carlos Nielbock, creator of the Detroit Windmill project, so build and install a wind turbine made from recycled materials at Hope Park, a space reclamation project students have been working across the street from Cody for the last three years. In this photo students and their coordinator are seen with a previous coordinator of the Go Green program, Shannon Haupt, who is now working with Carlos on the windmill program. The team attended a community workshop session this week at Eastern Market where they got to see one of the windmills up close, learn more about Carlos and his work, and provide feedback and ideas for how a windmill would be used in their park to support the community.
The students of Cass Tech went on a field trip to U of M’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) to learn about career pathways within sustainability and speak with researchers and scientists working on a range of topics from environmental justice to climatology. The Sustainability Coordinator is Ms. Jane Cunningham.
The Pulaski Green Team Mines for Chocolate Chip Coal
The Green Team members at Pulaski were excited to explore the difference between renewable energy sources and non-renewable energy sources by “mining for coal” using chocolate chip cookies and toothpicks! Afterwards, students discussed how mining for coal affects the land and the habitats that exist there. The Sustainability Coordinator at Pulaski is Ms. Valentine.
Maybury Students ‘Power Up’ Using Unexpected Materials
This week at Maybury Elementary School the green team used a lemon to create a battery so students can learn about electrochemical energy. In the energy unit, green teams are working on gaining a better understanding on alternative sources of energy. This lesson was a way to show how we can find and use energy in surprising places! The Sustainability Coordinator at Maybury Elementary School is Ms. Guerra-Lawton.
Cooke STEM Academy Students Create Their Own Wind Turbines
This week at Cooke Stem Academy the green team made wind turbines to learn about renewable sources of energy. Students used note cards and cotton swabs to create mini windmills that demonstrated how wind energy is caught and then converted into usable energy. The Sustainability Coordinator at Cooke is Ms. Perrini.
The Youth Energy Squad Celebrates MLK Day with Detroit Youth
Cass Tech High School Students Explore the Science Behind Climate Change