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Teachers! Check Out the New Green Design Lab Website

gdl_blogThe Solar One Education team is excited to launch our new, enhanced website, thegreendesignlab.org!

The new website is easy to navigate and offers new features for registering for our Professional Development Workshops, the Green Design Lab Energy Challenge, and a host of resources for our Sustainable Schools Network members!

Since its inception 6 years ago, the Green Design Lab has grown to reach teachers and students in over 400 schools. During this time, Solar One Educators have provided professional development training for teachers on our hands-on curriculum, in-class programming for students, and support for energy reduction and school sustainability projects. With the development and growth of the Green Design Lab Sustainable Schools Network (SSN), Solar One Educators have reached teachers across the United States.

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What’s Blooming in Stuyvesant Cove? Mid-Summer Edition, Pt. 2

rosemallowSummer is flying by, isn’t it? Labor Day is less than a month away, and parents are counting the days until school starts again! But in Stuyvesant Cove Park, the flowers of summer are still blooming, and if you take a walk in the Park this week, here’s what you’re most likely to see:

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What’s Blooming in Stuyvesant Cove? Mid-Summer Edition, Pt. 1

scp_summerAs we approach the end of July, more flowers are blooming than ever. If you want to see native plants at their lushest and most productive, now is the time to pay a visit to the Park.

If you stop by the Park in the next few weeks, here’s what you are likely to see:







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What’s Blooming in Stuyvesant Cove? Late Spring/Early Summer Edition

carolinaroseThe official start of summer is coming up with this weekend’s Summer Solstice, but the weather has already turned pretty summery! And the Park is showing it, as it transitions from spring to summer foliage.

Not all the flowers are in bloom in any given week, so go over to the Park and see how many species you can identify!

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Solar One Family Day: NYC Wildflower Week Interactive Plant Fair Next Saturday


What’s Blooming in Stuyvesant Cove? Mid-Spring Edition

violetsEven though the temperatures are still flirting with winter, it’s almost May and spring is really, truly here. Can summer be far behind?

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The Park is waking up and a lot of new species are in bloom.

Let’s check them out.

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