April 2019

Tour a hydroponic greenhouse and learn about electric cars and more at the Earth Day Extravaganza! MVHS April 24th

Mountain Vista High School

April 24, 2019


Students, teachers, parents, community members, sustainability members are all invited to attend the DCSD Earth Day Extravaganza!

- Participate in interactive activities - come drive remote cars through a maze to see the impacts of off-road vehicles, plant a seed, upcycle an old item into something new and more!

- Tour the MVHS aquaponic greenhouse Freight Farm. Lettuce will be available to purchase from MV Farms

- Visit the MVHS EV Charging station

- Hear our Keynote Speaker, Delia Malone, from the Sierra Club discuss wolf re-introduction in Colorado

- Celebrate student and school successes with Eco-Award winners and our Up-Cycle Challenge final contest

Call for nominations - Eco-Awards 2019!

We are looking for students, teachers, support staff, supporting adults, green teams and partner organizations who have made our planet a better place. Please complete this form to tell us about your nominee today! All winners and nominators will be notified of awards by April 15th, 2019. Winners will be presented with their award during the DCSD Earth Day Extravaganza on April 24th, 2019 at Mountain Vista High School. Thank you for taking the time to nominate!!
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Congratulations to Chantel Estes from Roxborough Elementary!

Chantel Estes was named Colorado Environmental Educator of the Year at the annual Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education.

Chantel teaches an engineering elective class for students in grades K-6 at Roxborough Elementary. What is unique about this class is that Chantel has turned a traditional building class into an environmental education class where students focus on the Global Sustainability Goals for all of their projects. Chantel has truly created a culture of environmental education at her school and works to share her successes with other teachers through her leadership. To read more about this amazing teacher and how she does it, click here!

Join us at the CSU Extension first annual Garden Symposium in Highlands Ranch.

Considering a Community Garden? Denver Urban Gardens may be the partner for you!

Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) encourages community engagement by helping schools build school gardens that benefit the school and surrounding community.

Benefits of a community garden include:

- Community involvement

- Summer care of the garden

- Garden maintenance

- Assistance in budgeting, planning and fundraising

Want more information? Click the link below to find out more about the DUG process. Or contact the DCSD Office of Sustainability to inquire about community gardens and to set up a tour of the DUG garden at Lone Tree Elementary.


Beth Church

Sustainability Coordinator

Heather Berry

Sustainability Learning Specialist