Sustain DCSD

June 2016

REGISTER TODAY for Green STEM In Action Workshop!

Green STEM In Action: Using the School Garden to Understand Earth Systems

July 14-15

Sedalia Elementary

5449 North Huxtable Street, Sedalia, CO 80135

Register by July 1 at http://www.globe.gov/get-trained/workshops/workshop/jT1U/46501

No cost


The National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools USA will be hosting this incredible training right here in DCSD! Through this course, you will become a GLOBE Teacher and learn how GLOBE protocols can strengthen your Eco-Schools USA work and deepen student learning through real-world field experiences.


The workshop is designed for teachers in grades 6-8, however any grade level is welcome to attend. We are asking for two teachers per school to attend the workshop, so find your partner and register today!


The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.


Hosted by: Douglas County School District, Sedalia Elementary School 5449 North Huxtable Street | Sedalia, CO 80135

Got textbooks?

Textbook Fare recycles/re-sells all textbooks and books for the District. If you have some books left over from cleaning out your classroom, contact warehouse_questions@dcsdk12.org and we will coordinate a pickup. Textbook Fare picks up the books from the warehouse or will go directly to the school if you have a lot of volume. Another great way to save the planet!

A Happy Place for Drivers

Transportation has now taken on gardening! Their straw bale garden went in this spring as a way to put some previously unused space to good use growing food, while providing a relaxing space for our drivers and staff in between routes. Straw bale gardening is an easy alternative method of container gardening. It requires less water and weeding than traditional gardens, all while producing great compost for next year.


At the last in-service, drivers donated seeds and started planting. They re-purposed wheels as planter boxes for flowers and chocolate mint. They even had a festive barbecue on planting day with karaoke! So far, they have planted tomatoes, cabbage, basil, parsley, flowers and look forward to a fresh harvest in the coming months!

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