Applied Learning: STEM + Computer Science Programs

U.S. Dept. of Education Green Ribbon-Green Strides Best Practices Tour

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Green Ribbon-Green Strides Best Practices Tour
September 5, 2014
Healthy Schools, High-Achieving Students

On September 5, 2014, a delegation of high-level officials from the U.S. Department of Education, the Florida Department of Education, members of our School Board and District leadership, as well as local government and other dignitaries, toured and learned from some of our District’s environmental award winning schools.  

To see the list of dignitaries, click here.

To see the panel list for the Listening Session/Q&A, click here.

Participation on the following events is by invitation only.  Please contact Dr. Lisa Milenkovic – – for further information.  Math, Science and Gifted Department, 754-321-2119.  RSVP by August 29, 2014.

(Adjusted time from the invitation) 

8:00 a.m.
Travel on BCPS Bluebird AutoGas Propane Bus from KC Wright Building (by invitation only)  
9:20 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Tour of Silver Ridge Elementary, 9100 SW 36th St, Davie, FL 33328 – 2013 P3 Eco-Challenge School.  Student-led tours of school’s green projects.
10:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Tour of Driftwood Middle School, 2751 NW 70th Terrace, Hollywood, FL 33024 – 2013 US Dept. of Education Green Ribbon School and P3 Eco-Challenge School.  Official presentation of the U.S. DOE Green Ribbon Schools awards to BCPS Superintendent Runcie and School Board Chair Ms. Good.  Student-led tours of school’s environmental and wellness initiatives.
12:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Listening Session at South Plantation HIgh School, Everglades Restoration and Environmental Magnet High School, 1300 SW 54th Ave, Plantation, FL 33317 – 2012 P3 Eco-Challenge School.  Lunch, a short presentation of District initiatives and goals, Q&A, and a tour of South Plantation’s solar car and environmental magnet programs.
2:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Hugh Taylor Birch Park
– featuring New River Middle School (2014 P3 Eco-Challenge School), 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
O   2:30-4:00 p.m.  Small groups will visit student-led centers of New River students, who will collect and analyze data collected through a microclimate lab, a beach profile activity and an ethical fishing demonstration.  New River’s community partners will assist the students in these various Project LIFE/GLOBE activities.  Click here to see detailed schedule of lab tours.  Park map here.
O   4:00-6:00 p.m. – Reception: A variety of Broward County Schools and partners will be proudly displaying their health, wellness, and environmental programs.


BCPS logoBroward County Public Schools, Florida

Preserving the Planet for Posterity through Partnership and Teamwork

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), the fifth largest school district in the country, with more than 260,000 students and staff, won the Florida Green Schools District Award for the second time in four years.  BCPS is driven by its commitment to environmental stewardship, including the Environmental Stewardship Policy 7014, which spans the entire hierarchy of the district.
To read more about BCPS and the featured schools in this tour, click here.
For more information on the Green Ribbon-Green Strides Best Practices Tour, please contact Dr. Lisa Milenkovic, STEM+CS Supervisor, at 754-321-1850 or
About BCPS Schedule Panel Attendees