One of Country Day’s stated goals is to teach our students sustainability in its many incarnations, from the intensely local to the extensively global. Middle School science teacher and Green School Coordinator Jean Noecker is the person most directly responsible for helping LCDS realize that goal.
Eco-learning extends beyond the school gardens and outdoor learning spaces. Green intiatives include annual Earth Day speakers, all-school recycling and energy conservation, the Upper School Green Committee and an EcoLiteracy series sponsored by the Parents Association that teaches Lower School children about the variety of fruits and vegetables and how to cook with them.
In the words of Barbara Bromley, LCDS' first green school coordinator: “We’re all in this together. Almost all of the components of our green initiatives involve the entire school community. Older kids helping out younger kids, parents helping out students, teachers helping out parents: It all builds ties, both within the school and without.”
All-School Nature Photo Contest
Take a Child Outside Week