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There is a lot happening in the green schools movement! Visit this page frequently for the latest blog posts, articles, and shared content from our partners that highlight the research, best practices, and success stories driving innovation in today's classrooms. You can also subscribe to GSNN's newsletter, GreenNotes, to receive original green schools content in your inbox every month.

Urban Tree Canopy Project Bridges Community and Curriculum

By. Meghan Raftery, School/Community Partnerships Coordinator for Virginia Beach City Public Schools   Once there was a tree and she loved a school. She was a Live Oak named “Big Mama” and she lived in the courtyard of an elementary school. Thanks to the students...

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Enhancing Life Science Education with Project BudBurst

By. Katherine Johnson, Youth Education Director, Chicago Botanic Garden   Following best practices for teaching life sciences in the classroom can be challenging, especially for schools in urban settings. Project BudBurst is a citizen science program that can...

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Staying Grounded Moves Us toward a More Sustainable Future

By. Jennifer Seydel, Executive Director, Green Schools National Network   As 2016 comes to an end, it is important to stay connected to the people and places we care about most.  In my world, the schools and communities with whom I work keep me connected to the...

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Preparing Students for College, Careers, and Civic Engagement

This past November, our country witnessed a hotly contested election that has left our nation deeply divided.  Since the election, I have had many conversations with teachers and principals concerned about the election’s outcome and what it means for them and their...

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Green School Graduates Find Pathways to Power, Persistence

By Joel Tolman, Director of Impact and Engagement at Common Ground   Janet Sakouvogui graduated from Common Ground High School – an environmentally themed charter high school in New Haven, Connecticut – poised for the next step. She was excited: about a small...

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Interdisciplinarity: The Key to Success in a Green Career

By. Holly M. Mayton, PhD candidate in Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Riverside   I still remember hearing my eighth grade science teacher launch into an off-topic lecture about how nuclear fission could make it possible to...

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