Glendale Middle School Latinos in Action with GSBS Architects

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Glendale Middle School’s Latinos in Action students participated in an environmental science activity in collaboration with local architectural firm GSBS, focusing on sustainable design principles.

Architectural staff from GSBS led the activity, supporting the students as they built earth-friendly treehouses. Students learned about the structure, composition and important environmental features of homes, as well as their role in maintaining the ecosystem.

Glendale’s LIA lead teacher Dane Hess, commented that “The students were so focused and engaged on their tasks. They did a great job of representing Glendale and Latinos in Action.” Latinos in Action has had a curriculum focus of environmental stewardship in 2016/17. As a result, students have adopted a section of the Jordan River Parkway, and been involved in a variety of community activities such as planting native seeds, removing invasive species and cleaning graffiti.

“Our community partnerships are vital to student success at Glendale. We are excited to work collaboratively with GSBS to develop our student’s understanding of design,” said Michelle Amiot, Glendale administrator. GSBS Architects are the Salt Lake City based architects who designed Glendale Middle School.

Author: Rose Cain, Glendale Middle School

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