48th DAA thanks CA Foundation for Ag in the Classroom (AITC) for awarding scholarships to four teachers from the Schools’ Agriculture and Nutrition Program to attend their annual conference. The teachers had a great time networking and gathering resources and inspiration. Check out the photos by exploring the AITC Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/learnaboutag.
Jerry Pate, teacher at Calvary Baptist School in La Verne, was recognized as Teacher of the Year during the 13th Annual Teacher of the Year Award ceremony.
The award was presented by the La Verne Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the California State Senate, for Mr. Pate’s “outstanding commitment and tremendous contributions in educating our community’s youth.”
The 48th DAA is proud of the teachers in the Schools’ Agriculture and Nutrition Program and extends best wishes to Mr. Pate on all his future endeavors.
Robert Schlarmann and five of his students from Santana High School participated in Generation Earth’s Streets to the Sea Challenge in May and won 1st Place: a field trip to the Floating Lab in Long Beach.
The challenge involved teams of five students, led by an adult supervisor, to complete an audit of the watershed of their school. Together, they created innovative solutions that could be activated on their campus.
The top performing teams had the opportunity to experience forward-thinking presentations on sustainability, as well as present their solutions to a panel of judges.
The Streets to the Sea Challenge is a fun way for environmentally-conscious students to share their voice and make a difference at school and for the planet.
Generation Earth challenges middle and high school students all over Los Angeles County to educate their peers about water pollution on their schools campuses and how to take actions to protect the watershed. They challenge students to design a unique public education campaign that directly links to real problems that the students themselves identify at their own school.
The 48th DAA congratulates Mr. Schlarmann and his students for their inventive ideas, their hard work and their accomplishments.
Visit http://www.generationearth.com/ and learn how your students can participate.
Also, visit http://blog.treepeople.org/neighborhood/2015/05/student-hacktivists-create-watershed-solutions-la-schools#.VZF_tljbLcs for photos and additional information.
The School in Every Garden By A.G. Kawamura
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