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Environmental Initiatives on Campus

UPCOMING EVENTS

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  • April 27th Earth Day in Nyack at Memorial Park – Blue Rock will have a booth on site

  • May 2nd Vine Brigade Day - Our annual invasive vine clearing day. The children will be clipping and cleaning to help keep our campus trees and plants healthy. Parents are invited to join us. Please call the office to confirm if you will be helping.

  • Mid-May 7/8 grades Plant and Seed Sale The students will be selling on campus after school, as well as at the Nyack Farmers’ Market, to raise money for their end-of-year class trip. The seedlings are growing strong and will be ready soon.

  • June 2nd  BLUE ROCK Yard Sale (rain date June 9) – Go green -  Recycle Reuse and Re-purpose your old goods. (This year the sale will take place in Veterans Memorial Park, in the village of Nyack, behind the gazebo.)

  • June 3rd Green Champion Award Blue Rock School has been selected to receive the Rockland County Environmental Management Council’s (EMC) Green Champion Award for 2019. Read more here.


PRIOR EVENTS AND ONGOING INITIATIVES

  • March 15th  Blue Rock Middle School participated in the local Climate Change protest rally joining Nyack High School students and students from around the world

  • April 14th  Parent Work Day & Tree Planting – Parents gathered together to plant 8 new trees on campus and tended to the grounds-Thank you!

Our students are making their voices heard regarding the importance of fighting climate change on campus, in the local community and in the world. The middle school has been studying and practicing environmental sustainability and activism through monthly round-table discussions, working with local environmentalists to share ideas about caring for the earth’s resources.  Students are deepening their understanding of the Hudson River Watershed, writing letters to local and state government officials, and took part in a Q&A session with the mayor of Nyack, to support Nyack Village’s environmental initiatives.

Earlier Event: April 19
School closed: Spring Recess