SGW Participated in the Bowen Elementary Science Fair

The group of Students for a Greener World (SGW) participated in Bowen’s 5th annual science day onSunday, February 9. The Wild Boards, as they like to be called, had a booth with games and a map showing how to say “Go Green” in many languages. As usual, Al Gore, the polar bear, was with them. 

Students for a Greener World (SGW) is a Green Newton group of students from Newton middle and high schools who are concerned about the environment. The kids meet monthly at the Newton Library (calendar here) and work together to make a positive impact on the Earth. Kids teaching kids about the environment, and having fun doing it! 

Contact Margaret Ford for more information: [email protected]

Newton Schools were honored for their environmental efforts during the 2018-2019 school year

Three Newton schools were awarded with the 25th Annual Secretary’s Awards for Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education.

  • Mason-Rice Elementary School – “Green Team Kids,” Grades, 3, 4 & 5
  • Bowen Elementary School – “Newton Environmental Science Program,” Newton Conservation Commission, David Backer, Executive Director – Grades 5-8
  • Mt. Alvernia Academy (Chestnut Hill) – “STEM FUN FAIR,” Grades K-5

Winners competed for $5,000 in awards, funded by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust with the intention to fund further environmental education initiatives at the schools. EEA solicited Excellence in Energy and Environmental Education Award nominations in early 2019. Schools and organizations that voluntarily incorporate environmental education into public or private school curricula are given priority. Read more…