District News

DDESS Public Affairs Office

700 Westpark Drive
Peachtree City GA, 30269

Phone: 678-364-8044
Fax: 770-632-8720

Fort Benning Schools Celebrate Earth Day with STEM!

Celebrate Earth Day April 22

 Our STEM coordinator has encouraged each school to coordinate student-led Earth Day activities to enhance student leadership.  The Department of Public Works-Environmental Management Division (DPW-EMD), whose staff includes numerous potential STEM mentors, will continue to support the schools in their efforts and planned activities. 

The following are some of the plans for the week.

School Date(s) Event Description
Dexter ES April 22-25 Monday: Vegetable garden
Tuesday - Thursday:  STEM activities in classrooms
Friday:  STEM Carnival
Loyd ES April 25 (1300-1530) School-wide Carnival:  Theme - Wind & Energy
McBride ES April 22-26 Various STEM activities and Nature Trail
Stowers ES April 25 (0900-1200) School-wide Carnival
White ES

April 19 (all day)

April 19 (1000-1100)

April 22 (all day)

April 22 (1400-1500)

April 23-24

April 25 or 26

Oxbow on the Basketball court @ 30 minute intervals

Blackhawk demonstration (grades 3-5)

Bee Keeping 101 in the Lion's Den

Assembly grades 3-5, Speaker: Engineering 101

Engineering - Design for Life Symposium (Spaghetti Challenge, Building Bridges, Tumbling Towers)

Star Lab (date depends on weather)

Wilson ES April 26 (1300-1500) School-wide Carnival
Faith MS May 2-3 School-wide STEMposium and Fair


STEM is an integrated program of instruction whose goal is to inform and engage students in STEM career paths, thereby developing a qualified workforce to meet future US demand.  DoDEA's schools at Fort Benning began implementing the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Initiative during the 2012-13 school year.