Brookwood School in Manchester, MA, is proud to present the 8th Annual Sustainability Fair on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event theme of this year's fair is "Gardening: Habitats Around Us" and promises to be an exciting day that is sure to educate, inspire and involve.
A number of local organizations will be featured at this year’s fair including:
- Corliss Bros./Coast of Maine
- De Jager Bulbs
- Essex County Greenbelt
- Food Project
- Maritime Heritage Center
- Mass Horticultural Society/Master Gardeners Association
- Squam Lakes Science Center
- Stonyfield Farm
- Tower Gardens
- Trustees of Reservation, Moraine Farm
- Whole Foods
The Brookwood School Sustainability Fair is an invitation to participate and contribute to the next steps we can take as individuals and collectively in making sustainability a reality.
The theme of last year's fair was "Citizen Science." explains Sustainability Coordinator Dr. Henry Oettinger,
"Citizen Science is a new approach to science, involving more people in scientific initiatives like our Sustainability Fair. Basically, individuals from anywhere in the world can contribute their observations about a particular topic which is then collected in a centralized database for analysis by trained scientists. With this enhanced pool of data in hand, scientists are better able to answer questions about long-term and widespread changes in the environment."
Dr. Oettinger adds that the "Citizen Science approach has important tie-ins to Brookwood's project-based learning and builds on activities kids already do for fun like counting fireflies, squirrels or bees. It's a great way for families of all ages to connect with the environment in a more meaningful way."
To view images from past Sustainability Fairs, click a photo below and hover mouse on right to advance. The Brookwood Sustainability Homepage is an educational marketplace featuring local farms, small-batch food purveyors, sustainable crafts, science and technology innovations and student displays.
See you there!