Miami Lakes K-8 Center recognized as an Everglades Champion School for 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 0 Comments

Miami Lakes K-8 Center recognized as an Everglades Champion School for 2018

 

Miami Lakes K-8 Center was among eight elementary schools from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Orange counties recognized as Everglades Champion Schools for 2018 by the Everglades Foundation.

The school was chosen by the Foundation after teachers and students participated in a series of events including creating fundraising initiatives to Everglades-focused field trips and projects; encouraging Everglades-focused research for science fairs and participating in local, state and national green schools programs.

The Foundation reviewed the evaluation criteria of Everglades Champion Schools Recognition program for Miami Lakes K-8 Center, which reflects the goal of the Foundation of creating plans to save the Everglades and protect the county’s supply of drinking water for future generations.

The Everglades Champion School Recognition Program is designed to showcase, recognize and model exceptional accomplishments if students, faculty and their schools.

The goal of the program is to encourage schools to move beyond presenting the Everglades Literacy curriculum and toward making Everglades conservation a core value of the institution.

The program also allows students and teachers to develop plans to protect the Everglades and educate generations on the effects of the complex ecosystem.


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