Greening Schools: Transforming Baltimore's Schoolyards
 
Bill Stack, Guy Hager, Frank Rodgers
 
Greening Schools: Transforming Baltimore’s Schoolyards project is improving the urban environment by removing undesirable asphalt from public school grounds and replacing it with green lawns and Bay friendly landscaping. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Water Quality Section is directing this project made possible in part by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Critical Area Mitigation Funds. Along with physical improvements to the schoolyards, Greening Schools has educational and community outreach components. Recreation and Parks, the Public School System, Living Classrooms Foundation, BES, and Parks & People have partnered to develop an academic enrichment program to empower elementary and middle school students to help redesign their schools for reduced rainwater runoff and pollutant loading. We seek community leaders, educators, designers, and scientists interested in engaging school students and the larger community in this opportunity to model, affect, and test best management practices in a dynamic partnership with educational, landscaping, and engineering applications.
 
Keywords: School Youth Affect Remediation Design
 

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