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Green Schools National Network’s newsletter, GreenNotes, focuses on one overarching topic per month. We will consider articles for the month that best matches the topic. Have a question about an upcoming theme?  Contact cmerse@greenschoolsnationalnetwork.com.  ...

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How Greener School Lunches Can Help Fight Climate Change

By. Kari Hamerschlag and Christopher D. Cook   As schools and youth become leaders in greening efforts nationwide, an inspiring story from Oakland, California suggests a critical new arena where schools can make a big difference in tackling climate change: the...

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The GSNN Auction has been extended!

Green Schools National Network (GSNN) is extending its online silent auction for an additional week! Starting at 8:00am EDT on Friday March 24th, the auction will re-open and run until Friday March 31st at 5:00pm EDT. Two items (the Vail week and GoBQ) did sell during...

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Five Megatrends that will Shape the Future of Green Schools

Antwi Akom Ph.D. Founding Director UCSF and SFSU Social Innovation and Urban Opportunity Lab (SOUL) https://cvp.ucsf.edu/about/akom.html    Co-Founder Streetwyze.com ISEEED.org   NOTE: Dr. Akom is an opening keynote speaker at the 2017 Green Schools Conference and...

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Place-Based Education Opens Doors to Authentic Learning

Those of us who are engaged in environmental and sustainability literacy talk a lot about developing a “sense of place,” or a better understanding and appreciation for our immediate environment. This is not an easy task within the confines of a classroom environment....

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Building Diverse Perspectives through Place-Based Education

By. Sarah Anderson, Fieldwork and Place-Based Education Coordinator, Southwest Charter School (Portland, Oregon)   Place-based education is helping students make greater connections between their lives, their learning, and the places where they live. Through this...

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Place-Based Learning is Rigorous and Relevant

By. Liz Minks, Co-Director of the Science and Math Institute (Tacoma, Washington)   We believe all students have the right to high quality educational experiences that develop their unique needs and passions. This is our vision here at the Science and Math Institute...

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Place-Based Education: Harnessing the Value of Nature

By: Ashley Whitehead, Littlewood Elementary School Teacher (Gainesville, Florida)   Imagine. Explore. Discover. Create. What better place to actively engage students in learning than the great outdoors! Children learn through their senses and our surrounding...

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Green Schools National Network’s newsletter, GreenNotes, focuses on one overarching topic per month. We will consider articles for the month that best matches the topic. Have a question about an upcoming theme?  Contact cmerse@greenschoolsnationalnetwork.com.  ...

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STEAM Makes Art an Integral Part of the Equation

By now everyone is familiar with the acronym STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and the important role it plays in K-12 curriculum. STEM education is incredibly important for preparing today’s students to enter the green workforce and participate in a...

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