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May 2015

Oregon Green Schools Summit Recap

01 OGS Summit Thank youThe 19th annual Oregon Green Schools Summit took place at the Western Mennonite School in Salem on April 3, 2015, and was attended by 38 schools from across the state. This day of learning was a huge success and was made possible with the generous support from our haulers and sponsors. Elementary and middle school […]
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Oregon Green Schools Featured in Metro Parent Magazine

02 Metro Parent MagazineRenee Limon highlighted the Oregon Green Schools program in a recent feature in Metro Parent Magazine. She sat down with OGSA Board Chair, Laurel Bates and visited four schools across the Metro region to learn about what makes Oregon Green Schools shine. Read about the creative ways West Hills Montessori, Trillium Creek Primary School, Sunnyside […]
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Sign Up Today to Keep Commencement Gowns Out of the Landfill

03 Greener Grad RecoveryAs graduation gets closer, it is time to think about what happens after graduation to all the waste specifically graduation gowns. Oregon Green Schools has partnered with an organization called Greener Grads to collect and keep thousands of graduation gowns out of the landfill. Please check in with your Green Team students, Honor Society, Roots […]
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Classrooms Take Charge Grant

04 corvallis environmental centerThe Corvallis Environmental Center is accepting applications from teachers to participate in a new climate change education and carbon reduction program called Classrooms Take Charge. To support the use of Classrooms Take Charge in high schools throughout the Pacific Northwest, the Corvallis Environmental Center is offering participating teachers a $3,000 grant for their time, travel, […]
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Develop STEM Renewable Energy Curriculum with Solar 4R Schools

05 Solar 4R SchoolsSolar 4R Schools announces open RFP for the Renewable Energy Educator Lab, which is a year-long STEM curriculum development program. Participating teachers will be part of a small group of educators that collaborate throughout the year to design, test and implement exciting new lessons into their classrooms while diving deeper into the science of renewable […]
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Demystifying Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Non-Formal Educators.

06 OSU Ext logoThere are new science standards in our schools now a workshop will be offered to help non-formal educators to understand in incorporate these standards. Workshop session taught by Jon Yoder.  Please bring lesson, activity, or program outline from your work that you would like to work on aligning with the Next Generation Science Standards. Date: June […]
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Plate to Power Food Scraps Recycling

07 Plate to PowerHogan Cedars Elementary and Oregon Green Schools Program Manager/City of Gresham Organics Outreach Specialist, Meghan Borato recently talked to KATU about Plate to Power, the food scraps recycling program for schools and businesses in the City of Gresham. Follow the journey the Metro region’s commercial food scraps take as they are transformed from waste into […]
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Bridging the Gap: Integrating Technology and Environmental Education

08 Tech and Environmental EdThe Natural Start Alliance recently ran an article by University of Houston professors Jana Willis and Brenda Weiser, along with early childhood educator Donna Kirkwood, arguing that integrating technology into environmental education helps close the digital divide while also promoting technological and environmental literacy. Read the full article on the Natural Start Alliance website.
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Gresham Transportation Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo

09 Bike Safety FairThe City of Gresham is hosting a Transportation Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 9 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Plaza del Sol at the corner of Stark and 187th. City staff partners with the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) Constituent Association 1 to give away children’s bicycle helmets and inform […]
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Chinook Book Mobile Edition

10 chinook bookChinook Book recently donated the mobile edition of their popular Portland discount book to the Oregon Green Schools Summit. If you missed your opportunity to get the code at the summit, please email Meghan to get the code and activate your mobile edition today!
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