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Biz Kidz May 13 & 14

Biz Kidz May 13 & 14
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The First Award went to “Building Bridges: Creating Community Thru Cinema” Friends of the Greenbelt Movie Theater – Develop a 10-part movie series that highlights past partnerships between GCF and Greenbelt community organizations as well as forge new partnerships through all neighborhoods of the city

Stop by the Biz Kidz (a GCF grant recipient) booth at the festival and get one of their delicious bicycle-blended smoothies May 13 and 14. Support this CHEARS program for 3rd-5th grade kids from Greenbelt West who are raising funds to support the Earth Squad, an after school homework and environmental education program in which many of us BizKidz participate.

 

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The Second Award went to Greenbelt Middle School PTA’s “Art, Literature, and Leadership Initiative”. This initiative will focus upon youth empowerment thru character education and public speaking by establishing a student service leadership program enabling students to serve and support their community and obtain community service hours.

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Learning through music and art

Learning through music and art

Some parents discovered that their children were musically talented after they participated in Greenbelt Nursery School partnership with a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist and an early childhood educator. The program provided hands-on professional development for the teachers in their classrooms and fostered children’s learning through the use of music and arts.

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Greenbelt Farmers Market: “Start-up and Enhancement Programs”

Greenbelt Farmers Market:  “Start-up and Enhancement Programs”

In 2007, GCF provided start-up funding to help launch a farmers market at Roosevelt Center in the parking lot.  An additional grant was made the following year to assist with marketing and programs on nutrition.

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Located in Greenbelt, Maryland, the Greenbelt Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) provides fresh, nutritious, high-quality food grown or produced in the region. Every Sunday from 10am to 2pm from Mother’s day to Thanksgiving.

 

 

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Springhill Lake Elementary: “Arts in Action Two”

Springhill Lake Elementary: “Arts in Action Two”

An after-school program for 3rd through 5th grade Springhill Lake Elementary students who exceed proficiency in reading that will integrate the visual arts into existing curriculum. Their progress will be monitored over the year to look for impact on critical thinking skills and the ability to absorb abstract concepts.

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TapRoots: “Hands-on ecology fun for middle schoolers”

TapRoots: “Hands-on ecology fun for middle schoolers”

Taproots began as an experimental program at Greenbelt Middle School (GMS) in January 2011 with the purpose of investigating the benefits of a specialized curriculum that focuses on critical thinking, hands-on interactivity and scientific inquiry.

TapRoots centers its curriculum on agroecology, and strategically utilizes the physical environment to stimulate student interest and comprehension. At the conclusion of the initial project period, spanning from January through June 2011, project leaders and project partners determined that the pilot curriculum had been successful and decided to revamp and expand for next year.

The curriculum is divided up into 12 workshops, which occur every other week. Each workshop generally consists of 30 minutes of lecture material and 45 minutes dedicated to lab exercises, which will be conducted in the classroom or in the garden. All workshops have been reviewed by a Prince Georges County Public School liaison to ensure that the workshops complement the state’s curriculum.

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