Green Ribbon School Project

“Growing. Learning. Leading…It’s in our Nature!”

Since 2011, the Schuylerville Schools and Hudson Crossing Park have partnered to join a national movement to earn Green Ribbon status for the district, weaving environmental stewardship into the fabric of every decision made in the school community. With a start-up grant from The Community Foundation, Hudson Crossing Park and countless parent volunteers have assisted the district in launching events, initiatives, and facility upgrades that prioritize the following:

  • Increasing environmental literacy in teachers and students,
  • “Greening” the campus and its operations to reduce its environmental impact,
  • Encouraging outdoor learning and exploration, and
  • Promoting health and fitness in the school community.

Accomplishments and Initiatives:

  • 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honoree
  • Butterfly Garden with butterfly hatching/observations/release at multiple grade levels
  • School gardening program
  • Outdoor classroom
  • Egg Hatching Project
  • Tulip Test Garden with Journey North
  • Birdhouse Building and Monitoring Project
  • Turtle Count Challenge
  • District-wide recycling program, including recycling and reclaiming during annual Locker Clean-Out Days
  • Recycled Material Art Projects
  • Middle School Green Team and High School Environmental Club
  • H.S. Envirothon team
  • Water bottle filling stations
  • Cafeteria waste reduction
  • National Walk/Bike to School Days
  • Family Earth Night
  • Fridays in the Forest Family Hiking Days
  • Fitness Challenges such as the Hi-5k and Flashlight 5k
  • Screen-Free Week
  • Elementary Health Fair (co-sponsored with Parents as Education Partners- PEP)