Environmental Education

Environmental Education photo
Fifth-graders in Staci Manning’s class at Parliament Place created Google Slide presentations based on their study on renewable and nonrenewable resources, the three Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The students also helped begin “No Plastic Straw Tuesday,” an initiative aimed at eliminating the use of plastic straws in the school on Tuesdays. In addition, the class signed up for the “Plastic Straw Challenge” online, inquired about the possibility of having the district use paper straws instead of plastic straws next year, and convinced Garrett Ognibene, owner of Nonna Bella restaurant in North Babylon, to make Tuesdays plastic straw-free.

The activities helped move along Parliament Place’s goal to teach its students to become global citizens.