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2016 Oregon Green School Registration is Now Open!

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Events, News

2016 Oregon Green School Registration is Now Open!

The 2016 Oregon Green Schools Summit Registration is now open! You can read about the sessions, and register for the conference here. The 20th annual meeting of certified Oregon Green Schools will return to the Western Mennonite School (link to school) on Friday April 1, 2016. This year’s summit will feature sessions for elementary and middle school students covering water, energy, and transportation issues. High School students will attend sessions pertaining to advocacy, building rain gardens, and environmental leadership. New in 2016, the Summit will offer sessions for the adults...

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2015 Green Schools Summit Update

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in Events, News

2015 Green Schools Summit Update

        The 2015 Oregon Green Schools Summit is this Friday, April 3 at the Western Mennonite School in Salem. We have a lot of exciting sessions planned for the day and have compiled a few reminders for the schools that have registered to attend: Remind students to pack a wastefree lunch from home along with snacks for the trip to and from Salem. We encourage chaperones to bring backup snacks to have on-hand. Prepare students to share stories with peers about green team projects and challenges at your school during the Green Schools Spotlight Session. Bring a...

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Next Generation: STEM, Standards, and Sustainability Project Based Activities Conference

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in Events, News

Next Generation: STEM, Standards, and Sustainability Project Based Activities Conference

The University of Oregon and Partners for Sustainable Schools are joining together to offer an inaugural conference focusing on aligning STEM with NGSS through the lens of sustainability and ecoliteracy on June 24, 2015. In every session, you’ll engage in hands-on projects you can use in the classroom.   Registration and Fees Non-Credit Fee: $125 Earlybird Fee: $110 Earlybird Registration Deadline: 05/13/2015 Register for this course Via STEM...

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May is Walk+Bike Challenge Month

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in Events, News

May is Walk+Bike Challenge Month

The Safe Routes to School Walk+Bike Challenge is the entire month of May! The Walk+Bike Challenge is friendly competition aimed at encouraging more kids and families to walk and bike to and from school. Participation in the Walk+Bike Challenge is easy! Just register your school, download the Coordinator Packet for awesome tips, ideas, and resources, and return to the website during the month of May to track your school’s walking and biking trips! Once you register your school you will also be able to order fun and free incentives to give out to participants during the Challenge....

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Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in Events, News

Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit

This summer, Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) will host the first annual Green Clean Schools Leadership Summit on July 30 and 31 in Seattle, WA. They are inviting the top facility managers, school decision makers, green cleaning experts and vendors from across the nation. They’ll have the leading voices in green cleaning there, such as Steve Ashkin, founder and CEO of Sustainability Dashboard Tools & The Ashkin Group, and Rachel Gutter, senior vice president of knowledge at the U.S. Green Building Council and Director of the Center for Green Schools. They’ll be talking about emerging...

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Multicultural Environmental Education Conference

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in Events, News

Multicultural Environmental Education Conference

Save the Date! IslandWood presents the 2nd Annual Multicultural Environmental Education Conference, on May 30th, 2015, from 10am-3pm, at and in partnership with Antioch University Seattle. This is a great opportunity for educators from all backgrounds to come together and explore theories, practices, and support systems in the field of Multicultural Environmental Education! In an effort to keep access to high-quality professional development equitable, this conference will be either low-cost or FREE! More information on registration, logistics, specific topics, and speakers coming soon....

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High Desert Youth Range Camp for HS Students

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in Events, News

High Desert Youth Range Camp for HS Students

High Desert Youth Range Camp is held in the Northern Great Basin Experimental Range about 35 miles West of Burns, OR and encompasses more than 16,000 acres. High school students (grades 9-12 at time of application) from Oregon, Idaho and Washington are eligible to apply. Camp is held June 17-20, 2015. Application Deadline: May 1, 2015. Range Camp Agenda: Wednesday June 17: Welcome to the Rangeland! Introductions, Expectations and Camp Orientation Setting up Team Management Areas Team Building and Leadership The Secret Life of Sagebrush Soils and Everything that Grows in Them Around the...

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Free Workshops for Natural Resource Educators in Oregon

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Events, News

Free Workshops for Natural Resource Educators in Oregon

The Oregon Natural Resources Education Program (ONREP) has been a leader in providing professional development programs for K – 16 educators since its inception in the mid-1980s. ONREP programming has contributed to building thousands of educators’ understanding of Oregon’s diverse natural resources and ecosystems by providing strategies, information, and resources that instill confidence and increase capacity to engage learners at all levels. Each year 800 to 1,000 classroom, pre-service, and non-formal educators attend programs offered throughout the state. Foundational to our...

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Save the Date! 2015 Oregon Green Schools Summit

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Events, News

Save the Date! 2015 Oregon Green Schools Summit

The 2015 Oregon Green Schools Summit will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015 at the Western Mennonite School in Salem. The Summit is an opportunity for students from across the state to convene for a day of celebration, learning and networking. At the summit, we strive to celebrate the accomplishments of each school and to provide opportunities to strengthen programs. Students will attend educational sessions that represent each section of the Oregon Green Schools application: waste reduction and recycling, water conservation, and energy conservation. Students will also attend a session where...

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Oregon Green Schools on the Radio

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Events, News

Oregon Green Schools on the Radio

Laurel Bates and Bailey Payne from Oregon Green Schools talk with host Jessica Ramey about how schools in Oregon are making a difference recycling, reducing waste, saving energy and conserving water on Marion County’s Waste Matters Radio Show. Also featured on the segment are Laurie Aguirre, second grade teacher and green team leader at Forest Ridge Elementary, and her students Jana Everitt, and Nicole Schnurbusch. Check out this episode and the many previous episodes online at: http://www.co.marion.or.us/PW/ES/wastereduction/education/WasteMattersRadio.html...

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Oregon Green Schools Regional Coordinator Meeting

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Events, News

Oregon Green Schools Regional Coordinator Meeting

Oregon Green Schools regional coordinators and board members from across the state met on October 30 for a training at Salem’s eco-village and intentional community, Pringle Creek. In addition to setting an agenda for future educational training opportunities, coordinators enjoyed a presentation about Pringle Creek’s history, plans for the future and a guided walking tour.  Homes within the Pringle Creek Community are LEED certified, buildings onsite use geo-thermal heating and rainwater to flush toilets and the community grows much of the food served at the café in an onsite...

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OR School Garden and OR Farm to School Summits

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Events, News

OR School Garden and OR Farm to School Summits

Second Annual Oregon School Garden Summit Friday, January 30 and Oregon Farm to School Summit 
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Both at the historic Willamette Heritage Center (aka Mission Mill) in downtown Salem. About the School Garden Summit: In January of 2014, over 200 people came to Salem for the First Annual Oregon School Garden Summit.  Highlights included garden education workshops, resource-sharing and state-wide networking.  See a short summary of that event here.  Participants found it inspiring and exciting to meet each other, share information, get new tools, and make...

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