Poquoson Elementary School Poquoson, Virginia
Hurricane Isabel, in 2003, caused flooding in much of Poquoson, Virginia—situated on a peninsula jutting out into Chesapeake Bay. The city had to build a new elementary school, as a result. Completed in 2008, the Poquoson Elementary School is energy and water efficient. Its design also draws students outdoors to learn about their environment. Students can tend gardens on the premises and follow a boardwalk to a wetland lab.