Education and action are key elements in change. Stamford's school students have many ways to get involved in environmental activities, one being joining a school environment club.
Check the list below to see if a club exists in your school. If not feel free to create one yourself. Focus on what you can do to help make your school and community cleaner and greener.
High school courses now offer AP Environmental Science as well as a semester of Environmental Science. You may think you know the basics of “being green,” but there’s a lot more to the story and the knowledge will definitely benefit the environment and yourself in the future.
Some Stamford schools offer after-school programs that include lectures and tours of environmental education institutions such as Soundwaters.
Through these programs, you not only learn about Long Island Sound, you learn about the fundamentals that keep this ecosystem alive and how you can help conserve it.
Environmental Clubs in Stamford Public Schools
|Cloonan Middle School
||Promote school recycling, conservation, energy efficiency.
||Maintain organic garden as part of Stamford Garden Club initiative.
|Dolan Middle School
||Dolan Garden Club
||Maintain vegetable garden; prepare healthful meals - extras sold to raise funds for trip to local farm; nutrition education.
||Lead school recycling effort; to participate in community clean-up in Stamford on Global Youth Service Day.
|Hart Magnet Elementary School
||Hands on study of ocean life including dissection, microscope use.
||Vegetable gardening using organic methods; healthy eating.
||Study of ecology of Long Island Sound.
||Study of Long Island Sound and its watershed.
||Study of plant development at Bartlett Arboretum; animals' dependency on plants; preservation of environment.
|K. T. Murphy Elementary School
||Girls in Science
||Sponsored by Norwalk Maritime Center.
||Sponsored by Soundwaters.
|Newfield Elementary School
||Green Thumb and Nature Journaling
||Maintain plants and vegetable garden; record observations.
|Northeast Elementary School
||Recycling; butterfly garden; vegetable garden.
|Rippowam Middle School
||The Community Service Club
||Electronics recycling drive; food drive; cards for Smith House residents.
|Rogers International Elementary School
||Green Thumbs Rogers Garden Club
||Beautify school grounds; rooftop organic garden; to particpate in lettuce competition sponsored by Stamford Garden Club.
|Scofield Magnet Middle School
||Examine local environmental issues and develop activities to promote awareness.
||Protect animal habitats; promote recycling.
||Planning and planting a school garden in conjunction with the Bartlett Arboretum.
|Toquam Magnet Middle School
||Maintain vegetable garden and learn about food production and nurturing Earth.
||Sponsored by Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Explore environment and ways kids can make healthy homes.
||Sponsored by Bruce Museum. Hands on observation of live animals and how they adapt to their environments.
|Westhill High School
||Environment Heroes Club
||Promote school recycling, double-sided copies, etc. Clean-ups around Stamford; volunteer at Nature Center.
|Westover Magnet Elementary School
||Plant flower beds; grow vegetables to donate to homeless shelter.