Academy School Wide Project!
Featuring Our Students and Community Partners
Academy students recently completed a week-long authentic project with the City of Bloomington's Economic and Sustainable Development Department. Various community organizations presented a sustainability issue and asked students to design a campaign that raises awareness. The culminating event of their school-wide project was a gallery walk and formal presentation of their group's campaign. Read below and watch the video about each of the seven Academy teams!
School-Wide Project Showcase
Free the Raindrop and Purely Blue/City of Bloomington Utilities
Students created two animated videos of Bloomington's storm water cycle; one video utilized stop motion animation and the other provided a voice over. Our goal is to explain the process of watersheds and how pollution can be a big problem for our ecosystem.
My Energy Kit Challenge/National Theatre for Children/Duke Energy
Say Reusable and Bag It Bloomington/Monroe County Solid Waste Management
We've designed a campaign to spread awareness about the problems surrounding plastic bags and their widespread use. Our goal is to reduce the amount of plastic bags by encouraging people to buy reusable bags and to say reusable instead of plastic. View the details of each of our campaigns here and here.
Bring It Back, Bloomington/B-Town in Bloom/City of Bloomington Planning and Transportation
Sounding the SIREN/Solarize Bloomington Schools/SIREN
Composting for Sustainability and for You/City of Bloomington: Economic and Sustainable Development
School-Wide Project Award Winners!
Best Campaign: "Free the Raindrop," Facilitated by Ms. Bahr
Best Presentation: "Composting for Sustainability," Facilitated by Mr. Schlup
Spirit Award: "B-Town Bloom," Facilitated by Mr. Turner
Each student in these groups received an environmentally friendly prize (examples include a lunch box, metal straws, and little plant people).
Thank You to Our Community Partners
City of Bloomington Planning and Transportation, Linda Pride Thompson, Senior Environmental Planner
City of Bloomington Utilities, Kriste Lindberg, Education Specialist
Monroe County Solid Waste Management District, Elisa Pokral, Community Outreach Coordinator
Friends of Lake Monroe, Bet Savich, Board Member
Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network (SIREN), Darrell Boggess, Consultant
National Theatre for Children, Elisabeth Narlock