Imagine the crunch of fallen leaves beneath your feet, a crisp fall breeze hit you as the sunlight poking through the canopy of trees warms you right back up. You’re not in a national forrest, you’re at Yu Ying PCS‘ Founders Forrest.; a nature trail and outdoor classroom nestled here in the District. We toured our three Green Ribbon Schools yesterday and snapped plenty of photos. We also saw the state of the art greenhouse at Wilson High School and the state-of-art waste treatment system at Sidwell Friends. See our gallery below to see how schools in the District are going green and then some:
Congrats to our winners
Yu Ying PCS
Green education in the classroom
Yu Ying PCS’ school garden
Outdoor seating in the school garden
Turnable compost bin built by a parent volunteer
Sam Ullery can help you with your school garden project
Outdoor classroom in the Founders Forrest
A seat for the teacher in the outdoor classroom
Yu Ying PCS as seen through the forrest. Windows allow natural light in and get energy costs low.
Eco pond for storm water
Woodrow Wilson HS
Wilson HS’ school garden
The bright atrium at the center of the school provides a naturally lit space for students to congregate and move about the school
Wilson HS’ greenhouse
Rose garden outside of the greenhouse
Wilson HS provides healthy, sustainable lunches for students
Let’s move: Wilson HS’ athletic facilities include this multipurpose gym as well as 3 other facilities on campus.
Sidwell Friends’ buildings have plenty of windows for natural light and low energy costs
Repurposed wood line the facade buildings on campus.
Just one of the many outdoor play spaces for students to keep moving.
SIdwell Friends’ waste water treatment system
Wetlands mainttained by the wastewater treatment system
The wood on this building has been repurposed from wine casks
Salud to this bench made from the bottom of a wine cask
Inside, desks and counters are made from sustainably produced bamboo
Informational placcard made by students to explain the wastewater treatment system
Green roofs help with storm water runoff
Informational posters with materials show students the process and importance of the green modifications on campus
Plenty of green space for students and faculty moving throughout campus.