Volume 79, Number 39 | March 3 - 9, 2010
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933
Villager photos by Tequila Minsky
P.S. 41 fifth graders, who were around at the beginning of the school’s dream of a green roof, enjoyed the Junior Songbird Chorus.
They’re gellin’ at P.S. 41
P.S. 41 students were joined by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Borough President Scott Stringer Tuesday morning for the unveiling event for the Greenwich Village school’s Greenroof Environmental Literacy Laboratory, or GELL, project. GELL’s 15,000-square-foot observational learning environment will be one of the largest green roofs at a New York City public school. P.S. 41, on W. 11th St. at Sixth Ave., will incorporate the green-space learning facility into its lesson plans, offering hands-on educational opportunities in farm-to-table agriculture, urban sustainability and environmental stewardship. It will also serve as a prototype educational facility designed to enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Construction will start this spring.
From left, co-project leaders P.S. 41 parent Christopher Hayes and Vicki Sando; Principal Kelly Shannon; and science teacher Joaquin Rodriguez.