Tuesday, April 21, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY - Dingeman Elementary Students to Host Earth Day Celebration April 22

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, April 21, 2015


Dingeman Elementary Students to Host Earth Day Celebration


WHAT: The Green Team and other students at Dingeman Elementary in Scripps Ranch will host the third annual Earth Day celebration on April 22. The Green Team is a group of third-grade students on a mission to create a more sustainable campus and prove that kids can make a difference.


WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.


WHERE: Dingeman Elementary School

11840 Scripps Creek Drive

San Diego, CA 92131




- 8:30 a.m. – Opening ceremony with city officials, including Councilman Mark Kersey, representatives from the San Diego and mascot Bonita Blue Bin. Ret. Col. Bob Dingeman, the school’s namesake, is also expected to attend.


- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Student rotations through a simulated Pacific Gyre Garbage Patch, a butterfly habitat, a booth on climate change, virtual state park tours, environmental crafts, recycled art projects, school wide planting and beautification projects, and smoothie and salad bar stations


-  2 p.m. – Closing ceremony and school-wide picture taking


VISUALS: City officials at opening ceremony, students interacting and engaging in sustainability and environmental education activities


BACKGROUND: The Green Team, led by teacher Sara Church, at Dingeman Elementary in Scripps Ranch has been working toward creating a more sustainable campus since 2012. Their efforts have been visibly impactful. They were made partners in ecology with the San Diego Zoo in 2012, and received an environmental award from the city for helping the mayor’s environmental department with its project to ban single-use plastic bags during the 2013-2014 year. Dingeman students believe that kids can make a difference, and are willing to educate and guide others to help our world become a better place.


Contact: Jennifer Rodriguez | Communications | cell: 619-847-6029