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July 2019

Science, Stewardship, and Storytelling: An Exploration of Place and Service-Learning

July 22 - July 26
Conserve School, 5400 N Black Oak Lake Road
Land O' Lakes, WI 54540 United States
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REGISTER   Green Schools National Network and Conserve School invite you and your students to a week of service and learning in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Throughout the week, participants will explore our relationship with the land and how it has evolved over time. We will investigate Science, Stewardship and Storytelling through Ecological Knowledge, Indigenous Knowledge, Climate Change and invasive species removal. Finally, no summer escape to Conserve School would be complete without a chance to connect with the campus’…

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August 2019

Food for Thought

August 13 @ 9:00 am - August 15 @ 1:00 pm UTC-5
Discovery Elementary School, 5241 36th St N
Arlington, VA 5241 36th St N United States
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This education for sustainability seminar will use food production systems as an integrated inquiry for elementary school teachers.   Health, science, engineering, math, social studies, and art come to life when we understand how the food we eat, where it comes from, and our role in growing it can influence our health, cognitive functioning, and how food choices reflect our relationship with and understanding of the natural world.  In addition to creating an integrated balanced literacy/STEM unit plan, participants will…

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September 2019

Webinar | Energy Education and Management: A Foundation for Sustainable Schools and Districts

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
GSNN Online
Free

Hosted by our Western States Catalyst partners, this webinar will focus on two exciting ways that energy can become a foundation for your sustainability initiatives. In the first half of this webinar, Tashanda Giles-Jones, from Environmental Charter Schools (ECS) in southern California, will share how her team used Energy as the Context for Deeper Learning. By leveraging local sustainability issues, ECS has developed a process that integrates field work, service-learning, and civic action to breath life into their curriculum and…

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PD Collaborative Retreat

September 29 - October 2
Conserve School, 5400 N Black Oak Lake Road
Land O' Lakes, WI 54540 United States
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Free

The GSNN PD Collaborative is a consortium of service providers who work together to accelerate the implementation of education for sustainability (EFS) through curriculum development and school transformation. The PD Collaborative Retreat is an opportunity to gather together and learn about and from each other as we explore how best to work collaboratively to meet the needs of schools and school districts across the country. The retreat will give us time to develop a vision for the consortium that might…

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October 2019

The Power of Place: A Walk Through Time

October 17 - October 18
Prairie Crossing Charter School, 1531 Jones Point Rd
Grayslake, IL 60030 United States
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Educators interested in attending GSNN's October site seminar in Illinois can now apply for available scholarships. Deadline to apply is 11:59 pm CST October 8.  Join Green Schools National Network and 2017 Best of Green Schools award recipient Prairie Crossing Charter School for a two-day exploration of the Power of Place: A Walk Through Time. This site seminar will provide an opportunity for teachers and school leaders to see place-based, project-based, and problem-based learning in action. Prairie Crossing Charter School,…

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Catalyst Leadership Forum – Transformation Stories and Resources for Success

October 19 - October 21
Conserve School, 5400 N Black Oak Lake Road
Land O' Lakes, WI 54540 United States
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The Fall Catalyst Leadership Workshop will take place October 19- 21 at Conserve School in Land 'O Lakes, Wisconsin. As leaders in the green, healthy, and sustainable schools movement, each of our Catalyst Schools and Districts have a wealth of information and resources waiting to be tapped. We are excited to have James Edward Mills, journalist and author, join us to begin the process of sifting through the “noise” to pull out those best practices and shape them into case…

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Webinar | Transforming School Food Systems

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4
GSNN Online
Free

Many solutions exist to address the shift from cheap, precooked hamburger patties and chicken nuggets that have been the staple of school lunch programs for too long. This webinar will highlight two school districts that have taken on major reform efforts to make their school lunches healthier and in-line with the efforts needed for a more sustainable future. Encinitas Union School District will discuss their Health and Wellness Program and Farm Lab, where students learn how farm to school works…

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