Being active participants in environmental issues is a common goal for City as Our Campus experiences in Middle School.
Some of those experiences include:
A major focus in sixth grade science is learning about pollinators and horticulture. The students partner with Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve throughout the year introduce students to pollinators and pollinator gardens. As their final project, students are asked to design a pollinator garden then work together to plant that garden in various spaces throughout our community, including vacant lots.
Eighth graders study the human impact on the natural environment as part of a project in science class. This project, a partnership with Center for PostNatural History and Carnegie Museum of Natural History, introduces students to long history of human influence on the natural environment, including genetically modified organisms, and asks students to conduct research on the topic.