California students “go green” with new environmental programs


This week on California Life, were taking a look on how some schools are getting their students in touch with the environment.

At Etiwanda Colony Elementary School, school officials landed a grant from the state to start a garden on the campus grounds.

The concept of gardening at the school highlights the city’s rich environmental history and helps implement the school’s science standards.

The students and staff also began a recycling program to help pay for the supplies including plants, gardening tools and sprinkler systems – giving the students a complete look on the impact they have on the environment.

Other schools, like the Terra Vista Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga, are planting trees to help students understand the environment around them.

Funding for this program also comes from the California Lottery, which also provides millions of dollars for school programs nationwide. To learn more, watch the full segment below.