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The Power of Place: A Walk Through Time

October 17, 2019 - October 18, 2019

Scholarships Just Announced

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.  

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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, a K-8 school just north of Chicago, was founded in 1999, with an environmental and sustainability lens to match the surrounding conservation neighborhood. Teaching and learning at Prairie Crossing are not restricted to the four walls of a classroom or pages in a book. Instead, teaching and learning are informed by the history of the school and grounds and how best to empower students to become Natural Leaders through place-, project-, and problem-based learning while preparing them for high school and beyond.


Catalyst Network Members: Two free slots with Catalyst Code/$100 for each additional slot

GSNN Members: $200

Non-Members: $250

Register early! The seminar is limited to 30 participants.



O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is 45 minutes south of Prairie Crossing. General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee is 55 minutes north. Travel to and from both airports is best via the rental car company of your choice.


The hotel is a short walk to the school. 

Comfort Suites 

Room Rate: $89.00 per night

Group Reservation #3844745

Group Reservation Name:
Prairie Crossing Charter School
1775 E Belvidere Road
Grayslake, IL 60030



Dress is business casual. There will be some outdoor walking and observation involved, so bring a water bottle, umbrella, camera, and something to write with. We will provide a three-ring binder with resources and note catchers.

October 17

8:00 | Coffee and Chatter – Concierge

8:30 | Welcome and Overview of Seminar

9:30 Campus Tour

10:45 Panel of Experts – P3BL Teaching 

Lunch Farm to Table Luncheon

1:15 P3BL Immersion

3:00 Conversation Cafe

3:45  Closing

Evening Reception 

October 18

8:00  Coffee and Chatter

8:30 | Opening Circle

9:00 Classroom Visits

10:00 Nuts and Bolts Conversations

11:00 Closing Panel

Noon Lunch and Closing


October 17, 2019
October 18, 2019


Green Schools National Network
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Prairie Crossing Charter School
1531 Jones Point Rd
Grayslake, IL 60030 United States
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