Evergreen Charter School. Hempstead, NY 11550
Admissions of students without regard to race, color
ECS Middle School 120 Greenwich St. Hempstead, NY 11550 7:30AM - 4:00PM 516-743-9850
123 456 789
New York, NY 90210
07:30 - 19:00
Monday to Friday
“Using the Environment as an Integrating Context for learning (EIC) defines a framework for education: a framework for interdisciplinary, collaborative, student-centered, hands-on, and engaged learning.”
Closing the Achievement Gap, Executive Summary, Gerald Lieberman and Linda Hoody, State Education and Environment Roundtable, 1998
Moving instruction out of the classroom into an outdoor learning laboratory creates memorable experiences that make learning “stick.” Students are interested and engaged in the process. As they build new knowledge, the integration of content, hands-on experiences, reflection, and assessment provides a context that allows them to meet, and in some cases exceed, state learning standards.
Key Characteristics of Environmental Education
Our school is participating in a variety environmental projects across all grade levels throughout the school year.
Groceries Project: Earth Day Groceries Project is a cost-free environmental awareness project in which our students decorate paper grocery bags with environmental messages for Earth Day. Thanks to Hempstead Stop and Shop for partnering with us. The bags can be found at the check out counter. Pick up one on your next shopping trip!
Environmental Challenge: Students are being challenged to create a project reusing plastic water bottles. The projects are being presented by the engineers during morning assemblies. Pictures coming soon!
Environmental Themed Morning Assembly: School staff members will put on a performance for students highlighting the important of being eco-friendly.
Scope and Sequence
The curriculum for Environmental Education for these grades integrates ELA, Mathematics, Art, and Physical Education & Health:
Environmental Education is taught as part of Science Curriculum in these grades in the form of environmental studies.