Hillside Intermediate School Celebrates its 20th Anniversary of the Outdoor Classroom, Hillside’s Meadows & Trails
Hillside Intermediate School was filmed by NJN’s Classroom Close-Up May 19, 2017, as the school’s community celebrated the 20th anniversary of the outdoor classroom, Hillside’s Meadows & Trails. That afternoon more than 75 students, parents, staff, and community members came together to participate in a backyard workday, where they worked together to maintain the trails and study areas in the woods, weed the gardens, and generally clean up the area. In addition to the current Hillside community, many former Roots & Shoots students, ranging in age from 13 to 30, returned to help at the event. After the workday everyone came together to celebrate Hillside’s 20 years of environmental action, with snacks and a special cake donated by the school’s PTO.