Green Kids groups are active at each of Needham’s Elementary Schools. These student groups, guided by volunteer teachers and parents, organize and run energy and environment-themed educational and service programs at their schools and in the community.
The EPA eco-explorers team from the Needham Public Schools and its community partners are wrapping up two years of work on their EPA grant this spring with an Open House on June 7th at the Mitchell School. The Eco-Explorers Leadership Team involved in the work have created some amazing sustainable projects that will make a …read more
Needham Public Schools, with the support of community partners including Green Needham, received an EPA Eco-Explorers grant for 2010 -2012 to help teachers incorporate outdoor environmental education practices and to encourage Needham students to become environmental stewards. In June, after a successful and exciting first year, the regional EPA office recommended the program for recognition …read more
Earth Week was celebrated with huge success by the Needham Elementary schools April 11-15th. Each of the schools took a particular theme or focus and created many exciting programs through out their school all week. Most importantly the children have begun to truly own the concept that they are an integral part of making the …read more
This year’s Green Kids Needham theme is “Endangered Habitats.” Throughout the year, students at each elementary school will participate in a variety of activities intended to increase their knowledge about endangered habitats and encourage their involvement in solutions. Programs will include adopting endangered animals through the World Wildlife Fund, promoting the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe drive (saving …read more
December 2010 updates from some of the Green Needham partner organizations… Needham Community Farm The NCF recently submitted an NEF Large Grant application for $15,000 to fund farm-based curriculum development at the Nike site (assuming the NCF is awarded the license to use the Nike site). The proposed programming would be focused on grades 6-12 but …read more
Green Kids is off to a great start. Together we have chosen the theme endangered habitats to focus our efforts on this year. Each school will individually decide how to take the theme and make it most meaningful to the kids at their schools. With so many habitats to choose, one school may focus on …read more
September 2010 updates from some of Green Needham’s partner organizations Bay Colony Rail Trail The Bay Colony Rail Trail project is an effort to convert seven miles of unused rail corridor between Needham Junction and Medfield to a shared use recreational path. The BCRT is a registered non-profit, and recently received its first grant from …read more
Parent organization Green Kids Needham educates every Needham elementary student about the environment, acts as a model for other towns’ environmental education programs. Three years ago, a group of Needham parents joined together to create Green Kids Needham, hoping to educate elementary school students – and their families – about the environment. At the forefront …read more
The January 21, 2010 Green Needham meeting featured a review of 2009 accomplishments and 2010 goals for the sustainability projects going on under the Green Needham umbrella – projects involving Green Needham and collaborating organizations. Green needham meeting 2010 01-21 View more presentations from Green Needham.