2012 Oregon Green Schools Summit

2012 Oregon Green Schools Summit

Place: Eugene Faith Center

Eugene, OR

Monday April 9, 2012  8:15 am – 3:00pm

Once again, Oregon Green Schools Association is hosting a Summit for certified Green, Merit and Premier schools — a day of learning, of sharing experience and stories, and celebrating our accomplishments.Attendees return to their schools energized, invigorated, full of ideas and inspired to implement what they have learned. IT’S A DAY YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!

Registration will open February 9th and close when 335 eligible students and accompanying adults have registered.

Registration is open. Sign up here.

One adult and a team of up to 4 students (4th grade and above) from your certified Oregon Green School can attend. On March 19th, you will receive an email confirming your registration and sponsorship, including directions to the Summit.

Students will attend separate educational sessions with a wide variety of hands-on workshops. These workshops will focus on topics such as watershed management, energy conservation, recycling, waste reduction, creative reuse, sustainable agriculture, air and water quality, vermicomposting, and schoolyard gardens. The Green School Showcase, which features student presentations and is extremely popular, will also be held. Adult roundtable session provides a chance to swap ideas.

Summit Agenda

8:15 – 9:00 Arrival, Registration, Breakfast, Display Set-up

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome/Orientation

9:25 – 11:15 Breakout Sessions 1 and 2

11:15 – 12:05 Lunch/Networking/Displays

12:05 – 12:50 Breakout Session 3

1:00 – 1:30 Whole group assembly- 3 schools share with large group

1:30 – 2:15 Edu-tainment

2:15 – 2:45 Open Mic (Open Mic is new to the Summit this year. Students will have 1 minute to comment on how something they learned at the Summit impacted them.)

2:45-3:00 Closing

• Participant Expectations: Students are expected to be able to participate in sessions without a partner from the same school.

PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT — all attendees are asked to bring a WASTE-FREE LUNCH!

Continental breakfast will be served.

Attendance at the event is FREE. And, due to generous support from solid waste and recycling haulers across the state, a limited number of sponsorships are available to reimburse schools for the cost of a substitute teacher and travel expenses.

Tabletop displays from all schools will be spotlighted in the exhibit area. Don’t forget to bring a display (up to 3 feet wide) from your school to share with others! Feature a special waste reduction activity or environmental community service project. Or talk about your school’s organic garden, worm bins, compost, naturescaping or other special undertaking. Don’t be shy – brag a little!

YOUR SCHOOL’S OREGON GREEN SCHOOLS CERTIFICATION MUST BE VALID on the day you register and on the day of the Summit in order for you to attend! Contact your regional coordinator if you have questions about your certification.

Information for 2012 Summit exhibitor registration is available here.

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