In spite of the April snow showers and less than spring-like temperatures, environmental stewardship is in full bloom at Paul Cuffee School. Partnering with the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC), PCS 4th graders attended Rhode Island’s Earth Week kick off rally and joined with WRWC River Rangers to clean up Promenade Street around the school and bordering the river. They painted benches, mulched around trees, picked up litter and worked on cleaning out and replanting the bio-swale that draws run off from the Rathbone Street turf playground and parking lot.
Fourth grade teacher and award-winning STEM specialist Ms. Stacy Gale spearheaded the bio-swale renovation. She also has been honored by Project Green Schools – a national, youth-focused, environmental organization – for her Outstanding Commitment to Greenovation [GREEN + STEM + Innovation] and received recognition in a ceremony at the Massachusetts State House to kick off Earth Week.