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New School Year - New Sustainability Education Opportunities!

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New School Year - New Sustainability Education Opportunities!

Green Schools Quest (Theme: Environmental Justice!)

Have your school join the Green Schools Quest! The U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Gateway Chapter is challenging public and private schools within the Chapter's territory to devise and implement the most creative, effective and no or low cost sustainable practices for their schools. Participating schools are asked to form a Green Team which may be a single classroom, a grade level, an entire school or a student club. This year’s theme is Environmental Justice. If you are not connected with a school but still want to be involved, consider becoming a mentor for a school. You can share unique expertise with schools that may be looking to start a school garden, complete an energy audit, or start a recycling program.

Learn more about the Quest and how to be a mentor.


MSD Clean Water Educator Training 

Get started in building your knowledge and understanding of stormwater issues in our area at an upcoming teacher workshop. During the workshop we will discuss pollution and best practices for the community, curriculum ideas, and train you on how to use the popular EnviroScape® watershed models that are available for loan for FREE!

Our next workshop is on Saturday, September 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here to learn more and register.



Recycling in the Classroom - Workshop for Teachers 

If you’ve ever wanted to start your students thinking about trash and recycling, but didn’t know where to begin, we have something for you. This FREE workshop will provide you with the resources, tools, and knowledge you need to bring recycling and waste related topics to your classroom. You will learn best practices to encourage environmental stewardship in students, develop students’ problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and help students plan, implement, and evaluate projects with real-world impacts.

The workshop is on Tuesday, October 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Click here to learn more and register.


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