Sami Springs is Clark County Green Schools' newest team member. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Environmental Sciences and a minor in Spanish, Sami moved to Portland to pursue a career in sustainability education and programs. She served as an AmeriCorps member with Portland Public Schools, teaching students...

Sami Springs is Clark County Green Schools' newest team member. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Environmental Sciences and a minor in Spanish, Sami moved to Portland to pursue a career in sustainability education and programs. She served as an AmeriCorps member with Portland Public Schools, teaching students about sustainability and implementing resource conservation strategies. Sami has also worked as the Education Coordinator with SCRAP, a nonprofit focused on creative reuse. She is very passionate about educating others about climate change, advocating for social justice and volunteering in her local community. When Sami's off the clock, she enjoys seeing live music, hanging out with friends, petting dogs and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Mar
20

Recap: elementary and middle school Student Summit

Recap: elementary and middle school Student Summit
On Tuesday, March 10, 83 students from 18 schools, staff from seven partner organizations, Washington Green Schools and Clark County Green Schools came together for the annual Student Summit. In the past the Summit has been held in the fall in the form of a kickoff for Green Teams to start the school year with knowledge and resources to help w...
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Mar
19

Learning about sustainability and the environment from home - resources and activities!

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Here at Clark County Green Schools, we are definitely missing getting to work with the amazing students and staff at local schools as they work to make the community greener. Schools may be closed, but we would like to share some of our favorite FREE activities and online resources for exploring sustainability and environmental topics from home. NO...
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Mar
19

Local high school student leaders come together at national conference

Local high school student leaders come together at national conference
​Clark County Green Schools and Washington Green Schools teamed up with Oregon Green Schools and the Center for Green Schools to host a High School Student Summit during the national Green Schools Conference & Expo in Portland in early March. The Green Schools Conference & Expo is a yearly national conference for sc...
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Mar
04

School garden tour recap and upcoming events

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NOTE: The event scheduled for March 24th has been cancelled.  The WSU-Extension Master Gardeners, in partnership with the Clark County Nature Network, kicked off their first school garden tour of the season at River HomeLink in Battle Ground. With spring right around the corner, it was a great opportunity for those involved with school gardens...
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Feb
06

Making connections: resources from the Master Composter Recyclers

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The Gardner School of Arts and Sciences is a small private school located in the Salmon Creek area of Clark County. This year, their staff have been working on certifying with Washington Green Schools and making their whole school a "Green Team." Two certification areas offer a chance for schools to work with our sister program, Clark County Master...
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