The Eco Club is the driving force behind Navy’s Eco-Schools team. The club is divided into a junior club (grades 2-3) and an upper club (grades 4-6), both of which meet approximately every three weeks before school. Students conduct classroom audits, maintain outdoor learning spaces, and occasionally even eat the fruits of their labor!
Students must apply to be a member of Eco Club, and accepted students are part of the club for the entire school year. Applications are accepted at the end of a school year for the following year. Notification for the 2019-2020 Eco Club was given to the student in June 2019. If your student is part of the 2019-2020 Eco Club, you should have received an email about meeting information. Click here for Eco Club member information: https://navypto.org/programs/eco-club/eco-club-registration/
Questions? Please contact Stephanie Drost.
Eco-Schools and FCPS Get2Green
Eco-Schools USA is the nation’s largest comprehensive green school program. To learn more about this program, click here: https://www.nwf.org/Eco-Schools-USA/Framework. Eco-Schools is just one initiative promoted through FCPS Get2Green, which is the environmental stewardship program for Fairfax County Public Schools. To learn more about green initiatives in FCPS, how to incorporate sustainability in the classroom, and find Navy’s energy and recycling data, click here: http://get2green.fcps.edu/index.html. At Navy, our Eco-Schools mission is to work together with students, teachers, and the community to develop global and ethical citizens through environmental stewardship. The goals for the 2019-2020 school year are:
- Maintain the outdoor learning spaces: the Pollinator Garden, Main Garden, and Interior Courtyard
- Have classes participate in Earth Week/Month activities
- Promote the use of outdoor spaces as classrooms throughout the year
- Promote and encourage recycling at Navy
Questions? Please contact Natalie Rose.
Navy recycles markers: any brand, dry erase, highlighters, or traditional markers. Please send in with your child and ask them to put them in the ziplock bags in their classrooms.
Navy no longer participates in the TREX plastics recycling this year (grocery bags, ziplocks, etc). Please continue to recycle those by taking them to your local grocery stores.
Whether or not you are a part of the Eco Club, you are always invited to participate in one of the garden clean-ups! No green thumb required! This is also a great opportunity for older students looking to get service hours. See which dates are still available: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094aada62f4-navy5