June 2014
Youth Matters

Teaching Green


Bluff Park Elementary students engage with PALS to enhance their school.

Bluff Park Elementary School in Hoover wants to engage its students in environmental issues. Gifted/Enrichment teacher Nancy McGowan invited PALS to come to Bluff Park Elementary. Dr. David Fancher accepted the challenge and partnered with People Against A Littered State. PALS will supply educational tools, a teacher’s curriculum and materials needed to clean up their campus.

As PALS’s Clean Campus Coordinator, I am always on the lookout for resources to recommend. Students were excited to learn about their “carbon footprint” and being a good steward of their environment. They participated in creating a quilt showcasing beautiful Alabama.

Under the leadership of Nancy McGowan, “Team Green” engaged students in programs to enhance Bluff Park Elementary School. PALS looks forward to working with all Alabama schools in promoting a cleaner and healthier environment. Each participating school can qualify to nominate themselves for the State Award. The first place winner receives a $1,000 scholarship, second place a $750 scholarship and third place a $500 scholarship.

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Mary Mitchell Stanford, PALS Clean Campus Coordinator.