As part of their work during this past spring semester, seventh-grade students
in Scott McClintock's science class at explored renewable energy sources. Their research and experiments culminated with a collaboratively created calendar that is now available for purchase.
The students began with , including biomass, solar, and hydropower. The research included expeditions to a nearby biodiesel plant, area wind turbines, and other locations. Then, the students spent a week conducting experiments with hands-on materials and volunteers provided by Washington University.
Photographs of the students doing research, conducting site visits, and doing hands-on experiments with the help of Washington University students are included in the calendar. In addition, the students have included details about the results of their work, making the calendar a great way to learn about sustainability.
The 18-month calendar runs from July 2011 through December 2012. Copies are available for $15. Proceeds go to support MRH sustainability efforts. You can purchase a calendar at the middle school, elementary school, early childhood center, or at the MRH Central Office. In addition, calendars may soon be available at local businesses.
For more information, or to learn how you can sell these calendars at your business, contact Scott McClintock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story submitted by Maplewood Richmond Heights School District.