Argonne visits fifth grade class at High Point Elementary School in Orland Park

On October 12, Argonne Sustainability Program Manager Devin Hodge visited a fifth grade class at High Point Elementary School in Orland Park, a Chicagoland suburb. The class talked about non-renewable and renewable energy options, and Hodge provided students with energy and water conservation tips they can use at home.

“The kids were very bright and attentive and had great questions about how they can conserve the resources that they use every day,” said Hodge.

Sustainability outreach is one of the key components of the Argonne’s sustainability program which promotes use of sustainable practices by engaging the regional community.

Students sent creative leaf-shaped “thank you” notes to Hodge after the visit, some of which are pictured here.

“These kids obviously have creative minds and they’re focused on what they can do to be more sustainable. This makes me glad,” said Hodge. “After all, they are the next generation of idea-makers, consumers, engineers, scientists and innovators.”

Posted October 18, 2012