All Virginia Beach schools awarded Pearl School honors

All Virginia Beach schools awarded Pearl School honors
Posted on 05/24/2019

For excellence in environmental education, 100% of sites in Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) have been named 2019 Pearl School Award recipients. This designation is awarded by Lynnhaven River NOW to recognize schools that foster excellence in environmental education, sustainability and stewardship.

"We applaud our schools, our community and Lynnhaven River NOW for supporting hands-on learning opportunities that show students that even at a young age, they can make a difference in the world," said VBCPS Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence. "In addition, students are becoming problem solvers, value creators, collaborators, thinkers and inquirers. These are skills that will serve them well into the future."

Schools earn the designation by meeting minimum, yearly point requirements for participating in educational or service projects that teach environmental concepts. The division's schools have started or expanded gardens, participated in recycling programs, repurposed materials, studied flood levels and watersheds and built homes for vanishing pollinators, just to name a few projects. This school year, VBCPS also sponsored the first-ever...

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