U.S. Dept. of Education Green Ribbon–Green Strides Best Practices Tour – Birch Park and New River Middle

Green Ribbon-Green Strides Best Practices Tour
September 5, 2014

Healthy Schools, High-Achieving Students

Hugh Taylor Birch Park
3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 

featuring New River Middle School

2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2014 P3 Eco-Challenge School Winner

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.

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.







9:30 Meet with students at New River MS – Review Labs with Students Romina and Greg New River MS
12:00 pm Lunch with Green Strides Group? Greg
12:00 Set up Labs for Students Romina and Mark HTB
1:00 Students Arrive @ HTB
1:10 Students review labs with staff Romina, Mark, Dawn, Barbara HTB SP
1:30 Students divided into Lab stations Barbara
2:30pm Green Strides Group Arrives All HTB SP
2:30pm – 4:00pm Students Lead Labs:. Water Quality and Weather Station (data)


. Beach Profile and Weather (data)


. Ethical Fishing

All StudentsStudents & Romina



Student & Greg


Students & Dawn/Dave

HTB SPCanoe Launch





4:00 Students End their Labs
4:00 Green Strides Group Meeting Reception Vendors/Exhibitors/Partners Youth Lodge
6:00 Green Strides Group Leaves  All

For more information, please contact Rebecca Malones at rebecca.malones@browardschools.com