Mondays in the Garden: Fun Summer Event at Eliot-Hine!

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You are invited to join Eliot-Hine’s Mondays in the Garden as we beautify the school grounds and tend our pollinator garden. Students planted the garden during the school year and welcome you to help take care of it over the summer months. Everyone is welcome to join and this is an event for all ages!

Mondays in the Garden will happen every Monday from 6 – 7:30 PM. We will begin June 19th. Eliot-Hine MS is located 1830 Constitution Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002. Please contact Suzanne Wells at m.godec@att.net with any questions.

Check out the photos below to see what the students have done with the garden so far!

 

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Eliot-Hine’s Award-winning Junk Art Club!

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Eliot-Hine is full of fun and innovative extracurriculars. Recently the Junk Art Club was selected as a winner of the Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE) Health and Wellness Award. The Junk Art Club won this $500 award for their efforts to create art out of materials that would normally be considered trash. The club members have created a map of the United States out of cereal boxes and are currently working on a project to recreate one of the panels from the Jacob Lawrence Migration Series out of bottle caps.

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Below is an update from their recent adventure with the Anacostia Watershed Society:

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Members of the Junk Art Club spent a day with the Anacostia Watershed Society collecting and sorting trash from the River Terrace Trash Trap. Trash traps are set up along the Anacostia River to prevent trash in storm water sewer outflows from entering the river. In addition to keeping trash out of the river, the students learned the trash traps provide valuable information to policy makers. Data gathered from the trash traps were important pieces of information that led to the five-cent fee on plastic bags, and the recent ban on Styrofoam containers in the District.  The students learned that the five-cent fee on plastic bags led to a significant reduction in plastic bags found in the river. Today the trash traps along the river are collecting primarily plastic and glass beverage containers.

Looking forward to more things the Junk Art Club creates and positive impact they have on the environment!