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"Crystal Lake" : A Special Presentation with Crystal Lake Conservancy Co-President Janice Bourque on March 11@4-5pm

Please join the Mason-Rice Green Team and our guest speaker, Crystal Lake Conservancy Co-President Janice Bourque for an interactive and educational presentation on March 11 about Crystal Lake!  Join us to learn and ask questions about all things relating to Crystal Lake, including: the history of the lake, how it formed, where it gets its water, animals in/around the lake, pollutants and how to keep it healthy.   Sign up your child to come learn about this important topic, and feel free to join as well! RSVP here . Zoom info will be sent to all registered participants at least two days prior to the event. 
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Mason-Rice to Participate in 4C Tree Project: Please share and contribute if you can!

Please check out the 4C Tree webpage and fundraiser to read more about the project or to donate online : https://www.greennewton.org/trees .   Mason-Rice 4C Project (Flyer)

REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE this holiday season!

Please sign up HERE join us on Wednesday, 12/2 4-4:45pm for an interactive session about the 3Rs (reduce, reuse & recycle) and how you can practice the 3Rs this holiday season.  Students will also learn and have a chance to make a recycled (or "upcycled") 3-D snowflake ornament during the session. We are looking forward to connecting with students and getting them engaged in what it means to live more sustainably (and how it can also be fun)!  Open to all Mason-Rice students K-5.  SUPPLIES NEEDED: Just an unwanted holiday magazine/catalog; a stapler; scissors; pen; glue stick. A Zoom link will be sent to participants on 12/1. 

Clean up the park! - RECAP

  Clean Up the Park! 11/24, 3:30-4:15pm - Newton Centre Playground  A HUGE  thank you to the terrific Mason-Rice families who came out on Tuesday afternoon to clean up Newton Centre Playground!                                      

RECAP: 10/28@4pm - "The Air We Breathe"

On October 28, we had an exciting and informative (and interactive!) discussion with  BU professor and former Mason-Rice parent Dr. Diana Ceballos, PhD, MS, CIH  about the air we breathe everyday:  Dr. Ceballos spoke about the various different types of air pollutants and common sources of these pollutants, and reminded students of the centrality in good indoor air to good health. She also led an engaging experiment via Zoom to measure the effect of simple stovetop cooking on indoor air contaminant levels, and the importance and effectiveness of ventilation. Thank you Dr. Ceballos!

10/8 and 10/9 - Webster Woods Scavenger Hunt!

Thanks to all of the students and families who came out last Thursday and Friday to join us for a fantastic scavenger hunt in Webster Woods!  We lucked out with the gorgeous weather, and could hardly ask for a more relaxing and bucolic afternoon. BIG thanks to Barbara and Kate for taking the lead!

9/30 Green Team Launch Meeting!

  Thank you to all of you who participated in our launch meeting!  On September 30, we welcomed twelve students from Mason-Rice (and one from Zervas!) on Zoom to meet each other and to talk about the things we would be doing this year in the Green Team:   We talked about some of the topics they were interested in exploring during the year, including  animals (this was a popular one!), water and trash. We talked a bit about climate activism and topics that we cared about, and made signs that we could put up in our own houses or on windows for passersby to read.  To close out, we learned a bit about the woolly bear caterpillar (look out for those, they are commonly sighted in the fall!) and closed out with some fun trivia (see below - see if you know the answers!) Here is the full presentation for those who would like to see it! 9/30 Green Team Presentation