National Geographic Environmental Leaders Recognition

National Geographic selected the NHSP seventh grade service learning project on water conservation to feature as one of their Next Generation Environmental Leaders Projects.

Through this project, students learned about ways to conserve water through the building of berms and swales in the Peace Garden. They also planted natives and Mediterranean herbs on the berms.

For this service learning focus, New Horizon Pasadena was the only California school out of 14 schools nationwide that were featured on the site.

Garden Coordinator Tahereh Sheerazie and Science Teacher Kavitha Satya worked with the students while Naturalists Lynn Fang and Yara Herrarte developed the first berm and swale in the Garden. Leigh Adams, L.A. County Arboretum artist-in-residence, provided oversight on the water harvesting projects as well as other features of the Peace Garden.

See the NHSP video on the Nat Geo website by clicking here!