Category Archives: Schools

First Lego League Presentation

First Lego League 6th grade girls’ team presentation: Microfiber pollution of oceans. All from different schools. There are three parts to this team’s competition project: (1) the project they’re presenting today, for which they had to research a problem within the theme of interaction between humans and animals (“animal allies”). They chose how microfibers (tiny plastic shards from fleece clothing) can end up in the ocean, be eaten by organisms, and then move up the food chain. They did a presentation in the form of a skit; (2) a robot game, on the same theme (animal allies), in which robots have to complete missions; (3) sharing their project with their communities. Continue reading

Acton’s Green Communities projects

After being certified as a Green Community in 2010, the town of Acton applied for and received funding from the state each year after that. Here’s a partial list of projects: Continue reading

The Green Communities Act

In 2008, Massachusetts enacted the Green Communities Act  that boosts energy efficiency and encourages investment in renewable energy. Continue reading

AB-PIP-STEMThe Acton-Boxborough Parent Involvement Project is a volunteer organization of parents, educators, and community partners promoting Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) K-12 education in Acton and Boxborough, Massachusetts.

They have been key partners with Green Acton in a number of events and projects.

Green Ribbon Award to ABRSD-APS

greenribbon-1 The Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (ABRSD) and the Acton Public Schools (APS) were awarded the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Award (ED-GRS) in 2013. The ED-GRS award honors schools that are exemplary in reducing environmental impact and costs, improving the health and wellness of students and staff, and providing effective environmental and sustainability education, which incorporates STEM, civic skills, and green career pathways. ABRSD-APS is one of only 14 US school districts to receive this honor in 2013. Read the article. Find out more.