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Webinars, online training courses, forums and more: resources for school sustainability leaders

During the current school closure we want to help, in any way we can, support the school employees, parents and volunteers who are sustainability leaders for our schools. We've compiled some resources for teachers and students to continue their work, connect with each other and explore new ideas from home. We will try to update this page, and share updates on our Facebook page as well as via our newsletter, which we will continue to send monthly.

Please contact us if you have any resources or information you'd like us to share with our network. 

Sustainability Leaders Conversation about COVID-19 

11 am Friday, April 3

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The Center for Green Schools will convene members of the school sustainability leadership network to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting your work and hear about your most urgent questions. Rina Fa-amoe-Cross from Seattle Public Schools, Katherine Walsh from Boston School District and Meredith McDermott from NYC Department of Education will be on the call to share some of their personal experiences and lessons learned so far. There will be time for participants to ask questions and share their own experiences. The Center will also share resources we've compiled for teaching sustainability lessons remotely, virtual Earth Day ideas, and other useful resources related to K-12 sustainability and the coronavirus. 

Green Classroom Professional Certificate

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The Center for Green Schools at USGBC presents the Green Classroom Professional certificate program. The program provides preK-12 educators and school staff with the knowledge to identify what supports or impedes healthy, resource-efficient and environmentally sustainable learning spaces. The course consists of 12 self-guided, interactive online modules that allow participants to complete the program on their own schedule within a one-year window, and takes about two hours to complete. 

Living Standard and Center for Green Schools Storytelling Scholarship for current high school students

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Students can submit videos on how they are making a positive impact in their schools and communities by leading on sustainability. Applications and submissions are due April 12. First place will earn $2,500 and second place will earn $1,000 to support their post-high school education.  

Ideas and resources for celebrating Earth Day with your students, virtually

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Stay tuned for a special Clark County Green Schools virtual Earth Day BINGO! 

Webinar: A "Best of the Best" List of PreK-12 Curriculum & Resources for Educators from the Green Schools National Network

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Designed for preK-12 educators, this interactive, 60-minute webinar highlights "best of the best" resources and curriculum that Green Schools National Network and its collaborators have curated for virtual and at-home learning.

Dream in Green's Comprehensive Resource Guide for Students and Teachers

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In this guide you will find resources that Dream in Green has compiled for use in the classroom and at home to help students learn about explore the topic of climate change. 

Global Oneness Project's weekly online events with storytellers

On Thursdays, Global Oneness Project will host live discussion and Q&A sessions with filmmakers, photographers and writers. Students can watch the short films discussed in advance and join the conversation. 

Community Works Institute: Teaching for Community, Without a Classroom - Virtual Conference

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What happens to Place Based Learning when we are sequestered? How do we share the stories that provide understanding of ourselves and our communities? Join us in bringing community, connection and deeper meaning to the virtual classroom (and beyond). At the conference, veteran teachers and other practitioners will share innovative and highly doable ideas that break down physical walls using storytelling techniques that cross disciplines. 

National Environmental Education Foundation resources

Check out the resources here

Explore free educator toolkits, infographics, activity guides and more about a wide variety of environmental topics. 

Captain Planet Foundation learning at home resources

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Explore a diverse array of activities to share with your students, including live stream cooking classes and activities that can be done in the backyard. 

Energize Schools distance learning resources for grades 9-12

Browse the resources here

From webinars about environmental careers to an Earth Day campaign contest, this website has some great activities tailored to high school students.

Register now for the School Garden Coordinator Certificate Training, and apply for a scholarship by April 10

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Through this 35-hour training in Portland June 15-19, leaders in the field will share best practices for building, using and maintaining school and youth food gardening programs. By the end of this training, you will have knowledge, skills and resources to implement and sustain an edible school garden project built on a foundation of broad community involvement. The training includes dynamic speakers, hands-on activities and site visits.  

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