DEEP: 1999 School GreenCircle Award Recipients

GreenCircle Award Recipients
1999 School Related

Name Of School Facility

Category/Activity

Description Of Activity

Fitch Senior High School
Science Club
Groton, CT
Adopt a park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year and sponsor a river, beach, or neighborhood clean up day The Club is presently involved in the "Adopt a Highway" program as well as adopting a school garden. The club is also sponsoring the clean up of Bluff Point State Park.
Waddell School
Manchester, CT
Implement habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property Waddel School created a schoolyard habitat in an effort to develop environmental awareness in students and prompt a lifelong interest in community conservation issues.
Lordship School
Stratford, CT
Adopt a park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year and promote conservation and preservation of critical plant or animal habitats Lordship School students plant and maintain school grounds thereby providing a natural habitat for birds and butterflies. The school has developed a long-term project plan for coordinating such activities.
Whisconier Middle School
6th Grade Science Class - Team A
Brookfield, CT
Sponsor a river, beach, or neighborhood clean up day The 6th Grade Science Class - Team A at Whisconier Middle School annually cleans the grounds of school. The grounds are divided into 3 areas. Each science class is responsible for cleaning a designated area. Students also designed and created Earth Week t-shirts which are worn on Earth Day.
Waterford High School
Environmental Science Classes and Cafeteria
Waterford, CT
Achieve a building recycling rate of 35% or more for fiscal year 1998 The Environmental Science classes re-designed the recycling program in the building. The students pick-up, sort and rinse and prepare materials such as cans, bottles, plastic, newspaper and other types of paper for disposal. Classroom recycling is up 59% from the previous school year.

The cafeteria sorts out vegetable and fruit scraps for compost bins. The compost is used for planting and beautification projects around the school.

The Montessori Children's House
Meriden, CT
Implement habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property The Montessori Children's House is attempting to create a bird sanctuary by 1) planting edible flora and fauna for bird food and protection 2) creating a drinking source for birds 3) accessing the sanctuary facilities to refill feeders, clean houses, maintain plants, 4) restoring the soil on a hill by building a retaining wall and 5) opening up access to drains.
North Canaan Middle School Science Department
Canaan, CT
Sponsor a river, beach, or neighborhood clean up day and donate significant time and/or resources to assist with environmental projects sponsored by conservation organizations or youth groups The Middle School Science Department helps maintain a Greenway tract of land, makes bird houses, cleans open areas around the school, promotes "trash awareness day", and makes collages out of trash and puts them on display
King Street Intermediate School
4th Grade Classes
Danbury, CT
Donate significant time and/or resources to assist with environmental projects sponsored by conservation organizations or youth groups The 4th Grade Classes at the King Street Intermediate School helped "reincarnate" the outdoor education center. Local boy scout troops and the school PTO volunteered time and money to improve and preserve the outdoor education center.

The primary goals of staff include the preservation and utilization of trails and the education of the diverse student body. Staff worked in conjunction with the Science Center of Eastern CT to correlate curriculum to experiences and experiments on trails.

Memorial School
Middlefield, CT
Voluntarily contribute significant time and/or resources to environmental instructional programs, DEP fish and wildlife projects, water quality monitoring programs, or lake, river or watershed associations, and donate significant time and/or resources to assist with environmental projects sponsored by conservation organizations or youth groups Memorial School students worked with the CT River Salmon Association for a second year on the restoration of wild salmon to Connecticut rivers. The students incubate 200 salmon eggs between January and May for a scheduled release into the Salmon River later in the year.
Lorraine D. Foster Day School
Hamden, CT
Separate organic materials at schools and other cafeterias for composting or animal feed The school has a large compost bin for organic food materials and leaves/grass clippings. The school also recycles plastic, glass, aluminum, newspapers and office paper. Students are responsible for maintaining flower and vegetable gardens. Many school lessons are designed to promote environmental awareness.
Albertus Magnus College
New Haven, CT
Opening large tracts of private property for public recreation The college expanded the use of campus facilities for residents of the neighborhood for recreational activities and community events. Athletic facilities are used for Special Olympic events. The pool was opened to local elementary schools for swimming programs. Dorm rooms were opened to inner-city and suburban students while preparing to stage an opera. The school opened its doors for seven concerts (a continuation of the folk festival which is held in New Haven).
Terryville High School
Terryville, CT
Donate significant time and/or resources to assist with environmental projects sponsored by conservation organizations or youth groups Terryville High School students helped develop the Plymouth Land Trust for student use. They created a booklet about the area with the help of Peter Picone from the DEP. Ecology and Conservation Club students provide tours of the outdoor classroom for elementary school children.
Roosevelt Middle School
New Britain, CT
Sponsoring a river, beach, or neighborhood clean up day and implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property Roosevelt Middle School students annually clean up the area on Long Swamp Rd, New Britain where the Quinnipiac River begins. Last year 29 people participated in the cleanup. Some 3 tons of garbage and 87 tires were removed from the river in a 3-hour period. This year the cleanup activities are expected to draw over 50 participants, including students, parents, staff, and committee members.
ACES Transitional Center
Leah Schneider and Students

Hamden, CT
Adopt a park, community garden, stretch of highway or beach for a year and sponsor a river, beach, or neighborhood clean up day ACES Transitional Center works with Peter Davis regarding the adoption of a part of the Long Wharf Beach. The students sponsored their first cleanup of the area in February 1999.
Dr. Joseph F. Crivello
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
Voluntarily contribute significant time and/or resources to environmental instructional programs, DEP fish and wildlife projects, water quality monitoring programs, or lake, river or watershed associations Dr. Joseph F. Crivello developed the Estuary Watch Program. The program represents a collaborative effort between the University of Connecticut, high schools, regional vocational technical schools and local communities to monitor and maintain estuaries and salt marshes.
Branford Day Care Center, Inc
Branford, CT
Separating organic materials at schools and other cafeterias for composting or animal feed; voluntarily contributing significant time and/or resources to environmental instructional programs, DEP fish and wildlife projects, water quality monitoring programs, or lake, river or watershed associations, promoting conservation and preservation of critical plant or animal habitats; implementing habitat enhancements for fish or wildlife on public or private property; and donating significant time and/or resources to assist with environmental projects sponsored by conservation organizations or youth groups The Branford Day Care Center, Inc. created a certified wildlife habitat out of a gravel and weed lot. Various types of vegetation were planted to attract wildlife. An educational coordinator was hired to provide tours to local school children. The facility sponsors nature lectures for the community at an outdoor classroom (a volunteer project).
Seymour High School
Seymour, CT
Voluntarily contribute significant time and/or resources to environmental instructional programs, DEP fish and wildlife projects, water quality monitoring programs, or lake, river or watershed associations The Seymour High School is involved in a long term biodiversity program in conjunction with the Smith Institute to inventory trees in a particular plot on of land. The program will include such activities as monitoring the species, location, height, size and any other changes in biodiversity in an effort to understand succession and changes. Seymour High School is the first high school to implement this program.
Joel Barlow High School
Environmental Club
Redding, CT
Consistently using more than 40% recycled fiber content in newspaper publications; separating organic materials at schools and other cafeterias for composting or animal feed; voluntarily contributing significant time and/or resources to environmental instructional programs, DEP fish and wildlife projects, water quality monitoring programs, or lake, river or watershed associations; and donating significant time and/or resources to assist with environmental projects sponsored by conservation organizations or youth groups The Club is actively trying to increase the amount of recycled paper and aluminum cans on a school-wide basis. Club members are trying to entice the school into purchasing recycled paper. Members of the Environmental Club have also adopted a whale.

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