Back to School News from Eco-Schools USA!

Welcome back to school! As you’re planning your class activities this fall, don’t forget that as an Oregon Green School you are automatically registered in the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program. If you haven’t already taken advantage of this opportunity to receive reciprocal status and a certificate with Eco-Schools USA at the Bronze Award level or higher, contact NWF’s Oregon Education Coordinator, Morgan Parks at parksm@nwf.org or 503-616-3613 for more information.

News:

Check out the Eco-Schools USA September Newsletter. (says August right now but will update in September)

Two new Eco-Schools USA sustainability pathways are now live and ready to complement your watershed, salmon, and forestry education efforts!

WOW – Watersheds, Oceans, and Wetlands

LEAF – Learning About Forests

Movie Mania:

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power – The National Wildlife Federation has once again teamed up as the film’s education partner to provide educational climate change resources to classrooms. Get your free Fandango Movie Ticket just for teachers! More details.

Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature  – As the film’s official education partner, the National Wildlife Federation has developed materials and activities for children, teachers, and families to help encourage conservation of natural areas for wildlife habitat. More details.

Grants:

To celebrate volunteerism, Disney, who partners with National Wildlife Federation on its Butterfly Heroes Campaign, is recognizing young changemakers across the country and the organizations they serve with $500 Disney Be Inspired Grants. Kids, 5-18, implementing service projects in the fall with nonprofit organizations, clubs or schools to help make their communities healthier, greener, and stronger are eligible to apply through September 30 by visiting Disney.com/BeInspired.