International High School News
The Lower School Sustainability Celebration was held in conjunction with the school-wide Design Faire on April 29. The events were a culmination and celebration of a year’s worth of science investigations, engineering feats, and sustainability initiatives. They were inspiring demonstrations of our community’s curiosity, creativity, and collaboration.
Lower School Sustainability Celebration
Inspired by the Paris Climate Change conference in the fall of 2015 and the resulting Sustainable Development goals from the United Nations, our lower school students have been exploring bilingual units of inquiry related to climate change, ecosystems, conservation, and more.
We celebrated our learning and commitment to sustainable practices at the Lower School Earth Day event. Students showcased their classroom projects to parents, teachers, and fellow classmates, while green docents led tours of our rooftop solar panels, and the Friends of STEAM parent group managed sustainability awareness stations for a deeper dive into topics such as biodiversity, climate change, energy, and food security. Celebration-goers left motivated to take actions to live in a more sustainable way.
School-wide Design Faire
The Design Faire highlighted school-wide projects that connect science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Student work included a variety of projects designed and built from concept to realization – inventions like mechanical toys, smart self-watering planters, and vehicles powered by wind and solar energy.
The theme of sustainability wove its way through the Design Faire, with numerous upper school projects on display (such as wearable technologies made from recycled materials), as well as lower school creations designed in the Tinker Space (like inventions to save the planet and recycled bottle propellers)!
Check out this video for highlights from the Earth Day Celebration and Design Faire: