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Teachers and Students Complete Schoolyard Restoration Project

TitleTeachers and Students Complete Schoolyard Restoration Project
Author/CreatorCobourn, John; Purdy, Shelly; Segale, Heather M.
Related item(s)Press Release available at
Date Original2004-10-26
Summary/DescriptionSegment # 90: "Lake Tahoe Elementary BMP Project" (Air Date: October 26, 2004). Segment follows up on Segment #75, "about the completion of Lake Tahoe Elementary School's environmental restoration project to replace asphalt around school grounds with planter boxes.
SubjectEnvironmental education -- Activity programs
Nature study -- Activity programs
School grounds
LocationLake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.)
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
CollectionThe Lake Tahoe Report
Original PublisherLake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition (
Electronic PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Reno - Department of Teaching and Learning Technologies
Ordering and Permissions InformationFor more information, contact the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, or 775-832-4138.
Date Digital2005-03-14
RelationRequires Windows Media Player
Resource TypeMoving Image
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno
TranscriptionSegment 90: Lake Tahoe Elementary Air Date: October 26, 2004 Tease: @ 19:19 "We're back at Lake Tahoe Elementary school where new plants have been planted. I'll tell you what's going on the Lake Tahoe Report." Anchor Intro: Last spring, Shelly Purdy took us to Lake Tahoe Elementary School where the kids were busy mapping their school grounds in preparation for an environmental restoration project. The project is now complete. Shelly's got a follow-up in tonight's Lake Tahoe Report. ((Track 1)) This sea of black asphalt isn't so black anymore. There's now green and pink and yellow and blue and lots of other colors as well. That's because some of the asphalt has been torn out and planter boxes have been put in its place. ((sot @ 6:45 Tenaya Driller, 5th Grader)) "When the water goes down the asphalt it collects all the dirt and stuff and brings it to the lake and the lake's all dirty." ((track 2)) And here at Lake Tahoe Elementary there is a lot of asphalt. So, the students took action. With help from experts at Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships, the kids took on the task of dealing with all that pavement. ((sot @ 16:19 Jan Ellis, Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships)) "What we're dealing with is a lot of impervious surface, and we're looking for opportunities for water to go into the ground and not run off. The more we can do that on our own properties the less water is rushing to the lake carrying sediment and leading to the degradation of Tahoe and its clarity." ((track 3)) That's where the planter boxes come in. ((s/u @ 18:52 shelly Purdy)) "The hope is these new flower beds and some of the other measures they've taken at Lake Tahoe Elementary will help infiltrate runoff into the soil." ((sot @ 5:35 Becky Falk, 5th Grader)) "The pavement was making the water run off and the planter boxes make the water soak in." ((track 4)) And now that the project is complete, it will serve as a demonstration for the rest of the community. These kids believe that if they can do it…anyone can. ((sot @ 7:36)) "We're trying to get people to realize that they can do it too and they can help the lake." ((sot @ 6:07)) "I think that we're doing a great thing for the lake to not make it so people don't swim in oil and stuff like that." ((track 5)) With the Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition, I'm Shelly Purdy for KOLO News Channel 8. Anchor Tag: For more information on the school's project, or to get your school involved in a similar project, visit our website at

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