The Green Strides Webinar Series provides school communities the tools to reduce their schools’ environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and teach effective environmental literacy, including STEM, green careers, and civic engagement.>>> These are all the tools that help schools and districts move toward the aims of our U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition award. This April, the Green Strides Webinar Series will be conducted on:
|The Three T’s of Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools (EPA)|
|April 3, 2013 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Young children are at particular risk for lead exposure. To assist with implementation of programs and policies to reduce lead in drinking water at school and child care facilities, EPA uses the 3Ts concept: Training, Testing, Telling, each of which is an important component of a successful lead reduction program. This webinar will cover how to implement a 3T program in your school or child care facility.
|21st Century Tools for Environmental Learning in the Community (NEEF & Green Teacher)|
|April 3, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Learn how to turn student engagement in media & technology tools into a powerful venue for learning. Get to know the Island Institute & their strategies for integrating & applying technology with community-based environmental education programs. Learn how to apply these strategies in your classroom to engage students in hands-on environmental learning through the application of 21st century skills and knowledge.
|Pathways to Green Jobs and Careers in Natural Resources (USDA)|
|April 10, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Are you prepared to enter into a meaningful green career? With record numbers of people out of work, the prospect of an emerging green economy is increasingly viewed as the light at end of a tunnel. This webinar will feature high level participation from the USDA, experts in this emerging realm along with Green Team students who aspire to embrace Green jobs as a career pursuit.
|Greening STEM: Taking Technology Outdoors (NEEF & EPA)|
|April 16, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
On this webinar, participants will explore how technology can enhance environmental learning both inside and outside the classroom. EE Week will highlight the growing opportunity to engage today’s students in learning about the environment with new technologies that enable scientific research and develop 21st century skills, including creativity, innovation, communication and collaboration.
|Water, Exploration, and the Future (NASA)|
|April 17, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Discover all the ways NASA is learning about water here on earth and in Space.
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|GreenSchool and STEM (USFS & PLT)|
|April 27, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Whether you’re a teacher, administrator, parent or student Green Team member, this webinar will demonstrate how STEM can be seamlessly integrated into the school curriculum using the US Forest Service /Project Learning Tree GreenSchools! Investigations and grant program as a model for schools.
For more information on the Green Strides Webinar Series, upcoming webinars, and past webinar recordings, please visit: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/green-ribbon-schools/webinar.html