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School Board Recognitions
October 16, 2012

4A. National Zoo Project Blue Planet
The School Board is pleased to recognize the Old Donation Center Eco Friends Club, for taking top honors in the Project Blue Planet Contest sponsored by The Smithsonian National Zoological Park.

The contest culminated in June with the winners announced in September.

Here to accept the award on behalf of the club are former Old Donation Center students:
Duncan C.,
Elicia H. and
Grant M., all of whom now attend Kemps Landing Magnet School
Along with:
Alicia L. from Plaza Middle School,
Genesis S. from Great Neck Middle School; and
John E. of Ocean Lakes High School.

The club’s sponsors are Jill Campbell, Melissa Brock and Camille Grabb, who will accept the plaque on behalf of O-D-C.

In celebration of the Zoo’s new seal and sea lion exhibit, Friends of the National Zoo challenged students nationwide to involve their schools and communities in conservation efforts. In June 2012, 5th grade members of Old Donation’s Eco Friends Club created a short video describing its areas of focus during the 2011-12 school year. Those areas include:

  • Educating the community on the need to reuse water bottles;
  • Making and installing rain barrels for watering ODC gardens;
  • Extending the school’s existing recycling program;
  • Continuing efforts such as trash clean-up to maintain beautiful school grounds; and
  • Enabling local and environment and habitat improvement by raising and transplanting oysters in our Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Please join me in congratulating this talented group!

Last Modified on Friday, January 20, 2017