TWO Winners from SPARK for the Clean Air Campaign Art Competition

Congratulations to Callan Cucchi for receiving 3rd place and Colbi Browning for receiving an Honorable Mention in the Clean Air Campaign’s Young Lungs at Work Art Competition. See their winning comics and more here:

Clean Air Campaign’s “Young Lungs at Work” Art Competition

Through the end of February, SPARK students are invited to participate in the Clean Air Campaign’s “Young Lungs at Work” Art Competition. Students have participated each year in their Environmental Science classes and last year we even had a winner – 1st grader, Brayden Derijke! Projects are due to Ms. Mobley by Friday, March 27th!

Resource Reviews: Air Pollution

One of my favorite resources for teaching air pollution is a short video that can be found on PBSKids EekoWorld under the “Air” tab. The content follows this basic outline: Basic facts about air Harmful effects of dirty air Health problems: burning eyes, trouble breathing (asthma), itchy throat Global warming Effects on plants Effects on buildingsContinue reading “Resource Reviews: Air Pollution”

Walk to School Day – Spring 2015

It sure didn’t feel like spring with the snow coming down this morning but we still had a large number of participants for our Spring Walk to School Day!   The fourth grade Green Team compiled this data on our participants this season.     See photos from our past Walk to School DayContinue reading “Walk to School Day – Spring 2015”

Walk to School Day – Fall 2014

On September 28, an estimated 100,000 people (that’s 25% of the city of Atlanta!) took to the streets of Virginia Highland and Poncey Highland for Atlanta Streets Alive – an initiative of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition to create more livable Atlanta streets for people to play, walk, bike, breathe, and make their own. On October 8,Continue reading “Walk to School Day – Fall 2014”

Walk to School Day – Spring 2014

Springdale Park was excited to participate in the Safe Routes to School‘s Walk to School Day in conjunction with the Clean Air Campaign‘s Clean Commute Week again this year! Thank you to 11Alive News for coming out to document our event as well! See the complete gallery here: You can see photos from last year’sContinue reading “Walk to School Day – Spring 2014”

Clean Air Campaign Young Lungs at Work Art Competition

Today, we had a productive work session on our comics for the Clean Air Campaign‘s Young Lungs at Work Art Competition. They are turning out great! Students are creating a narrative story (based on a problem/solution model) with the primary purpose of informing the reader on the topic of air pollution. Their comics must showContinue reading “Clean Air Campaign Young Lungs at Work Art Competition”

Fall Clean Commute Week

The first week of October is the Clean Air Campaign’s Fall Clean Commute Week. Where can I learn about Air Quality? Check out this PBS EekoWorld Video on Air Quality. Check our current Air Quality in Atlanta. What Can We Do at SPARK? We would like to encourage all students to choose a clean commuteContinue reading “Fall Clean Commute Week”