Sunday, March 12, 2017

Go Green Cars Go

Found Materials. Wind Power.  Repurposed Wood.  How green can first graders go?

What belongs in the compost bucket?


A first grader answers.  (in his pajamas.)

One Well

Balletic movements help plant seeds.

Fourth Graders Visited The New York Hall of Science Connected Worlds exhibit. 

Their task:  Bring life giving water to each of 5 biomes.   As long as they can keep water flowing in each, fantastic plants  and critters can flourish. Why? All of the worlds are connected...Earth has only one well of fresh water.  An important lesson for kids and grown-ups.

Interactive screens detect movement not touch.

Pillows are  pipes directing water.

Green Art at Maker's Fest

For Future Reference...Three green crafts before crowd of excited families arrived.

 Hapa Zoma with
 one day old flowers donated by Trader Joe's!

Felting with squares from old sweaters.

Quilt will be hung in cafeteria permanently.

Sachet with Fresh Herbs

 Hope the volunteers pictured are free Ecorama June 2017!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Back to Valentino Pier

As participants in  the Billion Oyster Project, BNS fourth graders are responsible for checking on our oysters. 

Ta!Da!  Our oyster cage is still there!

 The sifter was full of tiny shrimp that were hanging around our oyster trap.

Counting and massing the oysters is an important protocol.

An oyster of 10.

Who knew?  Cleaning the oyster trap was a very desirable job.

These students are testing the water quality.

Nitrites and nitrates and pH in healthy range!

Dissolved oxygen is about 8 ppm.  Pretty good!

If our data is correct, it looks as if 5 of our 45 oysters were lost. Hoping that spring brings new life and growth.

Earlier Entry on BOP

Photos submitted by Natalie, ICE high school intern.