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Nickajack Elementary Earns Green Innovation Award

The Cobb County Water System recognized the Smyrna school and its supporters for helping provide interactive, hands-on STEM experiences and outdoor learning environments for Nickajack students.

Amy Warnock of Cobb County Water System presented the Green Innovation award to Nickajack principal Beverly Lloyd and first grade teacher Diane Kordel. Courtesy CCSD
Amy Warnock of Cobb County Water System presented the Green Innovation award to Nickajack principal Beverly Lloyd and first grade teacher Diane Kordel. Courtesy CCSD
From Cobb County Schools

Smyrna's Nickajack Elementary School recently earned the Green Innovation Award from the Cobb County Water System for its STEM and conservation-focused education program.

Growing Green Students for the 21st Century brings together the efforts of teachers, administrators, students, parents, businesses, and community groups to help provide interactive, hands-on STEM experiences and outdoor learning environments for Nickajack students.

With the help of IBM, Home Depot, Captain Planet Foundation, Caraustar Recycling, Keep Cobb Beautiful, and the Smyrna Education Foundation, as well as Nickajack families, administrators, faculty, and staff, the school has renovated its school garden, installed a greenhouse, and started a year-round garden club and a school-wide recycling program.

The school also has plans to add planting stations and compost bins with the help of Home Depot employee volunteers, and have a local boy scout rebuild the school’s outdoor classroom.

- See more at: http://cobbcast.cobbk12.org/?p=6695#sthash.o0Pzo3mR.dpuf

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