EcoFest Green School Expo Announces Extension Of Project Submission Deadline To April 15
EcoFest organizers announced today that educators now have until April 15, 2016 to reserve their spot in the Green School Expo at EcoFest on Sunday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Coastal Roots Farm at 450 Quail Gardens Dr. in Encinitas.
The Green School Expo is a high visibility platform for our future community leaders to present existing or new projects in Science, Art, Water, Nature, Sustainability, STEM or STEAM. Participating Students from Grades 3 through 12 can participate and typically two to four projects per school will represented.
“The Green School Contest is a new part of our annual EcoFest, where students and educators in Encinitas can share their innovative work promoting sustainability. Regardless of how big or small the project is, every step counts in making our school, community and world more sustainable,” said Tasha Boerner Horvath, VP of Programs at Paul Ecke Central Elementary School PTA and EcoFest volunteer.
Green School Expo
The project exhibits can include table top displays or posters and will be featured in 10-foot booths throughout the Green School Pavilion. Students will be scheduled throughout the day to present their projects to exhibit attendees. The projects can feature videos, research displays, art, field trip reports, or hands on demonstrations.
Encinitas Union School District, one of only a handful of National Green Ribbon School Districts in the country, will showcase their award-winning formula of combining sustainable building upgrades and institutional best practices with environmental education programs at this year’s Green School Expo.
Typical project subjects include: garden science, pollination, reproduction, hydroponics, composting, rain water harvesting, pollution control, storm water run‐off, sampling & testing, climate, photosynthesis, wildlife habitat, wetlands, native plants, water & energy conservation & renewable energy solutions.