Environmental Awareness Week
2023 Poster Winners
2023 Photo Winners
Each year we support each other, cooperate, and collaborate, to encourage a long term and more realistic level of environmental awareness in our school community. "If not us…Who? And If not now…When?”
The week of April 24th Wayne Hills High School marked the 25th Annual Environmental Awareness Week in recognition of the anniversary of Earth Day. The faculty was asked to consider that topics concerning our environment are multidisciplinary in scope and blanket world studies, politics, psychology, sociology, economics, business, technology, and science in addition to areas that explore and develop individual views, traditions, social values, preferences, and choices. Teachers were invited to plan lessons during this special week that integrate an environmental theme to promote a greater awareness and sensitivity about local and global ecological issues that endanger our planet’s resources and our human family.
Moreover, teachers in the science department offered students the opportunity to participate in an Environmental Poster Contest from which winners were selected by faculty vote. In the language arts department, students did participate by writing environmental poetry, and students in the technology education department got involved through an Environmental Photography contest. In the week prior to and during environmental week an information area was set up outside of the main office for students, teachers, staff, parents, and visitors to browse. The area displayed brochures and magazines donated by organizations that included the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, National Wildlife Federation, the New Jersey Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, the Sierra Club, New Jersey Audubon Society, the American Lung Association in New Jersey, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Many thanks are extended to all in our local and school community who participated and supported this effort to raise environmental awareness.
Tony DeFina, Ph.D.
Lead Teacher, Science Department
Students and staff are encouraged to please visit the information table outside the main office to take magazines and brochures!
Here are some of the best websites for Environmental News. These are year-round authoritative sources (Reference: National Science Teachers Association)
Climate & Environment Section of New York Times
Earth & Climate Section of Science Daily
Science & Environment Section of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Environmental Section of NBC News
Environment News Section of National Geographic
Environment Section of National Public Radio (NPR)
Environmental News Network (ENN)
Environment Section of The Guardian