Four Schools Receive Maryland Green Schools Awards
Darnestown, Kemp Mill and Wheaton Woods elementary schools, and Silver Creek Middle School have been awarded the 2020 Maryland Green Schools Award.
The program encourages educational opportunities for prekindergarten-12 schools that increase awareness and understanding of environmental relationships that impact public health and the local community. Maryland Green Schools demonstrate a continuous effort to integrate sustainable environmental practices, environmental education curriculum, professional development and community engagement into the culture of their schools. This certification signifies that these schools have made a commitment to developing stewards of the earth and reducing environmental impact.
The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education made the announcement, saying that the number of Maryland Green Schools grew to 656 during the 2019-2020 academic year, representing 30 percent of all schools in the state and an addition of 46 new schools.
In addition, four MCPS schools achieved “sustainable” Maryland Green Schools status for participation in the program for 14 years— Cedar Grove, Chevy Chase and Clarksburg elementary schools, and Poolesville High School. Ten schools received their first recertification as a Green School, and seven recertified their Maryland Green School status for a second time. They are:
Belmont Elementary School
Fox Chapel Elementary School
Galway Elementary School
Glenallan Elementary School
Luxmanor Elementary School
Montgomery Knolls Elementary School
Parkland Middle School
Pine Crest Elementary School
Sherwood Elementary School
Stephen Knolls School
Arcola Elementary School
Beverly Farms Elementary School
Captain James E. Daly, Jr. Elementary School
Highland View Elementary School
Lakewood Elementary School
Summit Hall Elementary School
Takoma Park Elementary School
Click here to watch the recognition video.
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