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Master Gardener Open School Garden Event, Saturday May 19th at River HomeLink

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​WSU's Extension's Master Gardener program has been looking for ways to support school garden coordinators and Green Team leaders. This year they began hosting Open School Garden Events at various gardens around Clark County. Last month we got the insider's tour of Illahee Elementary's garden. Teachers, Green Team leaders, parent voluntee...
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Healthy School Buildings: Safer Science Labs

Healthy School Buildings: Safer Science Labs
​ Do you know the environmental and health impacts of the chemicals in your classroom? In schools across Clark County, there is a wide range of science-based learning that goes on each day. Safety is paramount, and this applies to the handling of various chemicals in and out of the lab. Clark County Green Schools has some resources to help you get ...
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Congratulations, York Elementary!

Congratulations, York Elementary!
There are a total of eight platinum certified schools in Washington State, and five of them are in Clark County! ​York Elementary (Evergreen Public Schools) has become a Washington Green Schools Platinum Certified school!  Washington Green Schools facilitates a framework for students to investigate environmental issues at schools, create an ac...
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Recess Before Lunch

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In order to reduce waste, improve child nutrition, and stabilize classroom performance, some schools have chosen alternative routes in scheduling for positive changes. By putting recess before lunch: ​Students tend to eat more food and throw away less Students can solve conflicts at lunch before becoming a distraction in the classroom. Student...
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School Gardens - Making a dream into a reality!

School Gardens - Making a dream into a reality!
Does spring have you dreaming of gardening? Or getting students outside? While the idea of a school garden sounds appealing to many of us, the process of starting and maintaining a school garden can seem daunting. Luckily, we have lots of great resources locally to help make the process easier and support you every step of the way! There are also s...
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