Students and teachers work diligently to reduce the amount of waste going into the landfill. Students and staff bring reusable water bottles to class.
Using instructional technology resources such as Spelling City and Google Drive reduce the amount of paper waste.
Eco-Club members have created posters and videos that serve as reminders to reduce waste.
During the 2013-2015 school years, all second and third grade students participated in a project that reused materials, preventing them from entering the landfill. As part of a project-based STEM activity, these students designed and built a playground for the goats, sheep, and chickens that live on our school farm.
In a school-wide art project students reused their milk carton to build a model of a sheep. This project won a blue ribbon at the Garrett County Fair.
Third grade students created masks of animals they were studying with repurposed materials.
Newspapers are used as ground cover before laying mulch in the school gardens.
Fourth grade students have the responsibility of overseeing the recycling program in the school. Students recycle paper, #1 and #2 bottles, and aluminum cans.
The leftover food from student lunch trays, which can be composted, is collected and taken to the school composter.
Posters, books, and commercials have been made to promote the recycling program at Crellin School.