Education Notes

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Science Bowl Champions

Hyattsville Middle School won its fourth Science Bowl Championship on March 4 in the middle school category. Glenarden Woods Elementary School secured its second consecutive win March 11.

Since October, Hyattsville Middle School has competed against 15 other middle schools for a spot in the finals. In the final round, the school defeated teams from Samuel Ogle and Martin Luther King Jr. middle schools and the Thomas Pullen School.

The winning team included Ocie Banks, Lydia Carter, Linus Hamilton, Helen Lan, Joshua Nichols, Hannah Russell, Victor Sanchez, Niko Shultz, Maya Taylor and Matthew Williams.

Glenarden Woods topped teams from University Park, Hollywood and Lake Arbor elementary schools for its third win in 22 years. The teams answered questions in categories dubbed Green Things, Body Systems and Science Potpourri.

The competitions were at the public school system's television studios.

Teachers, Leaders Go Wild

The Accokeek Foundation trained local teachers and home-school program and Scout leaders this month about integrating conservation and environmental education into lesson planning and activities. Based on a nationally recognized program called Project Wild, the foundation also provided training on using the instruction to meet requirements under the federal No Child Left Behind law.

The day-long workshop was at the foundation and was open to all educators.

Project Wild was founded 50 years ago as one of the country's first land trusts and oversees nearly 200 acres of Piscataway National Park in Accokeek.

-- Compiled by AKEYA DICKSON

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