Growing Healthy Schools Month

August 28, 2014 by Andrew

Growing Healthy Schools Month celebrates the health of students in public schools throughout the District. During the annual celebration, public schools collaborate with local community based organizations, District government agencies, farmers, athletes, and chefs to coordinate inspiring activities aimed at engaging students with topics concerning nutrition, the environment, and being active.

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NOAA Environmental Science Training Center is offering two professional development winter workshops

August 28, 2014 by Julie Walker

This winter the NOAA Environmental Science Training Center and our partners are offering two professional development workshops for environmental educators in the Chesapeake Bay region.  Virginia Weather and Climate Workshop Series, and a Citizen Science Workshop Series. These workshops are designed to bring together experts in the field and environmental educators like yourselves.

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Celebrate National Environmental Education Week April 23-29, 2017

August 28, 2014 by Andrew

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) 13th annual National Environmental Education Week (EE Week), sponsored by Samsung, is taking place April 23-29, 2017. Nationwide, environmental education events and projects will take place across the country in classrooms, after-school clubs, parks, aquariums, museums, and other formal and informal educational settings. Join formal and informal educators to celebrate achievements and support ongoing progress.

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Green Apple Day of Service

August 28, 2014 by Andrew

Green Apple Day is an international initiative of the US Green Building Council to encourage volunteering at schools.  The intention is to promote environmental awareness and improve the learning environment. The following Green Apple Day projects at Robious Elementary and Clover Hill Elementary exemplify some of the great projects being implemented throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.

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Green Schools National Network-Supporting Sustainable Schools

August 28, 2014 by Andrew

Jurisdictions in the Chesapeake Bay watershed recognize the importance of green, healthy, and sustainable schools to students, teachers, and the environment. The Green Schools National Network works with thought leaders to gather, synthesize, generate, and report evidence-based resources that include practical tools, news, and commentary for the green, healthy, and sustainable schools community. Their goals align with those in the Sustainable Schools Outcome under the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. The outcome aims to continually increase the number of schools in the region that reduce the impact on their buildings and grounds on their local watershed, environment and human health through best practices, including student-led protection and restoration projects.

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Summer Professional Development: Teachers on the Estuary-Data Edition

August 28, 2014 by Andrew

Teachers on the Estuary-Data Edition, a professional development opportunity offered by the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve-MD and the NOAA Environmental Training Center, is a middle and high school level course designed to support teachers’ understanding of the environment using technology and scientific instrumentation to enhance local, participant-driven field experiences and authentic research.

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