U.S. Department of Education

Severna Park school showcases environmental efforts

Severna Park school showcases environmental efforts

State and federal officials visited Folger McKinsey Elementary School in Severna Park this week to review the school's efforts to teach students about the environment — and reduce its own environmental impact.

Folger McKinsey was recognized as a Green Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2012. The award is given to schools working to reduce their environmental impact and provide effective environmental education for students.

The visit, part of the Department of Education's annual nationwide tour of current and former Green Ribbon Schools, included officials from the education department, the state Board of Education and the Maryland House of...