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:
|Bringing Climate Change Home (USDA)|
|May 1, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Vicki Arthur will lead participants through a wide range of education resources from the U.S. Forest Service for teaching about climate change. Learn about computer modeling classroom activities, ClimateChangeLIVE, etc. Explore these and many more science based resources which will bring climate change closer to home; helping to answer the question, “What does climate change mean to me?”
|Drinking Water Best Practices for School and Child Care Facilities (EPA)|
|May 8, 2013 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
This webinar will cover the best management practices for drinking water in a school or child care facility. Specifically, the webinar will describe practices a school or child care facility can implement to reduce lead and bacteria in their facility, how to avoid cross contamination, protect your water source, and conserve water.
|Engaging Your Community on Green Apple Day of Service (USGBC)|
|May 15, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Join the Center for Green Schools in preparing for the 2nd annual Green Apple Day of Service. During this webinar we will introduce the basics on what this day means and how your community can get involved. We’ll discuss the kinds of projects you can take on to transform your classroom, school or campus, how to put a project team together, and other resources you may need along the way.
|Teacher Ranger Teacher (NPS)|
|May 22, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Discover how to teach your class about the environment, outdoor recreation and our nation’s historic places by participating in the National Park Service’s Teacher-Ranger-Teacher professional development program. This webinar will include information on opportunities to participate, how to receive graduate credit, and some examples of previous teachers’ experiences in the program.
|Authentic Student Voice and Leadership in GreenSchools! (USFS & PLT)|
|May 29, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
In a growing number of Project Learning Tree GreenSchools! across the United States, students are becoming involved in decision-making activities that affect their environment and community. This webinar will feature dynamic Green Team student leaders who will share compelling and personal testimonials about the transformative power of student leadership in the Green Schools movement.
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