Growing up, my elementary and high schools had nature walks on their properties. The middle school couldn't because it was in the middle of town.
You could suggest that the Group hold an Environmental Science Fair with environmental experiments, like microscopic water life, water quality in a nearby pond or stream, soil quality of some abandoned factory or something in town...There's kits for water and soil quality that can be bought at hardware stores. How about a Clean Up Our School Day, where the kids get together with trash bags and learn just how much property the school really has (or they could do it at a local park)? Bird Watching and Tree Frog counting was always fun for me (for the latter, the kids would have to get together near a wooded area around dusk until just after dark, and try to count how many different frog noises they hear).
School-wide, the Group could try to impliment a recyling program where everyone would "Think Before You Throw" with color coded recycling containers all over school, and a few SODA ONLY containers if your state has a bottle deposit. Of course, every classroom would need a Paper Bin.
One more thing to think about if the school has property, see if your school would allot a small portion of land for the kids to make a veggie garden next spring/summer. The kids could make a "farmers market" stand and use the proceeds to fund recycling pick-up, supplies for the Environmental Fair, or whatever else they'd enjoy doing in the Group.
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