What is ecostem?

Mayfair Lab is focused on offering a rigorous academic program to our K-8 students.  Students are able to apply their knowledge in real-world problem solving through our ecoSTEM program. 

What is ecoSTEM? ecoSTEM explores current and future environmental problems and excites students about the possibilities while empowering them to be the change.  This initiative begins in the youngest grades with our K-2nd ecoSTEM sprouts and continues through middle school.

 

At Mayfair Lab, we are dedicated to helping the environment in as many ways as we can. Our focus on environmental studies allows students to explore ways to reduce environmental impact and cost, improve health and wellness, and increase sustainability of the environment.

Each grade level focuses on a project that is based on a current problem or interest at Mayfair.  The projects are infused into the daily curriculum and allow students to apply academic concepts to real-life problem solving.

 

The 2020-2021 Focus Projects are: UPDATES FOR SOON TO COME!

 

Kindergarten → Add an interactive pathway feature to the kindergarten play area to promote imaginative play. (Health & Wellness)

 

1st grade → Create a human sun-dial in a new interactive garden area.  This project will utilize used garden pavers that were donated to the school. (Reduce Environmental Impact)

 

2nd grade →Paper Recycling Awareness - Chart the amount of paper recycled in their classrooms and create advertisements to bring awareness throughout the school. (Reduce Environmental Impact)

 

3rd grade → Solve the “Spork Problem” by collecting the unused sporks in the cafeteria to save them from being buried in a landfill. (Reduce Environmental Impact)

 

4th grade → Collect used markers for the Crayola Color Cycle Program. (Reduce Environmental Impact)

 

5th grade →Build hydroponic garden towers and study urban gardening methods. (Sustainability)

ecoSTEM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • In 2017, we were named a finalist for the Green Ribbon Schools award given by the Department of Education. Click here to read more about the US Green Ribbon Schools award.

  • 2017, 2018, and 2019 Louisiana Green Schools Challenge 2nd Place

Want to know more? Contact the school at mayfairLab@ebrschools.org