Dallas ISD to shine at Earth Day Texas this weekend


Forty-seven Dallas ISD schools and departments will showcase their environmental projects and programs with visitors during Earth Day Texas.

The free, public event is set for April 24–26, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., at Fair Park. Students, their parents, and staff members are encouraged to visit the festival, which will aim to show how adopting sustainable products, practices and services can improve quality of life, save money and help the environment.

The festival offers an action-packed collection of exhibits, entertainment and information relating to the environment. Among festival highlights:

  • Featured speakers Shawna Coronado, green lifestyle author and blogger, and Beth Ann “B.A.” Norrgard, tiny house enthusiast
  • NASA interactive mobile exhibit
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Speaker panels, including bat rehabber and handler Dianne Odegard
  • Art and science exhibits

More than 3,000 Dallas ISD students will attend the event for a field trip experience on Friday. Fifteen Dallas ISD debate teams will compete with one another as part of a debate series, and the winner will receive a scholarship or iPad depending on the age group.

Dallas ISD booths to be featured are:

  • Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy
  • Benjamin Franklin Middle School
  • Booker T. Washington School for Performing Arts
  • F. Carr Elementary School
  • Charles Rice Learning School
  • Clara Oliver Elementary School
  • Curriculum and Instruction Department
  • Dallas Environmental Science Academy
  • Eduardo Mata Elementary School
  • Eladio R. Martinez Learning Center
  • Emmett J. Conrad High School
  • Environmental Education Center
  • Food Services
  • Gabe P. Allen Charter School
  • I. Holland Elementary School at Lisbon
  • Hillcrest High School
  • Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
  • P. Starks Elementary School
  • Jerry Junkins Elementary
  • John B. Hood Middle School
  • John Ireland Elementary School
  • Kleberg Elementary School
  • G. Pinkston High School
  • Margaret B. Henderson Elementary School
  • Moises E. Molina High School
  • Mount Auburn Elementary School
  • Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center
  • Robert T. Hill Middle School
  • School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
  • School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
  • School of Education and Social Services at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
  • School of Government, Law and Law Enforcement at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
  • School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
  • School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
  • Seagoville High School
  • Seagoville Middle School
  • Social Studies Department
  • South Oak Cliff High School
  • STEM Educational Technology Department
  • STEM Health and Physical Education
  • STEM Mathematics Department
  • STEM Science Department
  • W. Browne Middle School
  • Thomas A. Edison Middle Learning Center
  • Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School
  • T. White High School
  • Winnetka Elementary School

For more details, visit www.earthdaytx.org.

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