The Success of the Green Schools Movement in Miami-Dade County

The Success of the Green Schools Movement in Miami-Dade County

By. Karla Utting   Karla Utting was honored as a Best of Green Schools 2017 Honoree at the Green Schools Conference and Expo in Atlanta this past March.   Greening K-12 schools has taken different forms in the United States. These range from the implementation of...
Green Schools…It Takes a Village to Sustain a Movement!

Green Schools…It Takes a Village to Sustain a Movement!

Building a movement is not easy and it does not happen overnight. It requires each of us to step outside of our comfort zones to make change happen. As I reflect back on the early years of the Green Schools National Network, I continue to be amazed at what we have...
Green Schools National Conference: Building the National Movement

Green Schools National Conference: Building the National Movement

2015 Green Schools National Conference Report by Paul Chapman Since the Green Schools National Network was launched in 2010, I have attended each of the five national conferences, and this year’s gathering in Virginia Beach, Virginia demonstrated that the national...
Biomimicry Empowers Students with GreenSTEM Learning Experiences

Biomimicry Empowers Students with GreenSTEM Learning Experiences

By. Laura Arndt, Global GreenSTEM and Gretchen Hooker, Biomimicry Institute “Educators and noneducators were astounded, intrigued, and immediately curious about the natural world. There is no doubt that nature is the consummate engineer, problem solver, and artist....
Dreaming a New Way to Teach STEM in K-12 Schools

Dreaming a New Way to Teach STEM in K-12 Schools

By. Timothy B. Baird, Ed.D. DREAMS Education (Design, Research, Engineering, Art, Math, and Science) is one of the newest educational models to evolve out of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) movement. STEM’s roots go all the way back to the...
Fostering Environmental Literacy at Environmental Charter Schools

Fostering Environmental Literacy at Environmental Charter Schools

By. Tashanda Giles-Jones, Environmental Charter Schools Defining environmental literacy is crucial when you are cultivating a curriculum that fosters a sustainable school culture. According to California’s Blueprint for Environmental Literacy, “An environmentally...