Students worked in groups to create an environmentally friendly landscape utilizing repurposed stone pavers leading the way to a recycled bird bath installed for the wild birds native to the area. Other projects include: construction of an outdoor classroom; construction of animal habitats; and trail construction and maintenance.
Smitha Middle School students, along with community volunteers, implemented the outdoor classroom design and school beautification projects that they created during their STEM sessions throughout the year
Students participate in a variety of activities to empower them to become environmentally responsible citizens that value natural systems.
Environmental Clean-Up Day: Students participated in various tasks at Fair Oaks Community Center. The tasks also included picking up all debris and litter, cleaning a stream bed, weeding and mulching all the flower beds. Students worked for four hours and then wrote their reflection statements for Student Service-Learning Hours.
Community Environmental Outreach Program: We provided support and expertise to complete yearlong environmental service-learning projects with Cobb County middle schools. The service-learning projects are infused into each school’s curricula and involve using community areas or school grounds for environmental restoration activities.
School Pride: Students contributed by painting, scrubbing the facilities, as well as removing debris.