THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th IS THE 3rd OFFICIAL GREEN APPLE DAY OF SERVICE! and YOU are invited to participate!!
WHAT ARE YOU DOING AT YOUR SCHOOL??? LET US KNOW! Send Pictures!
IF YOU STILL NEED SOMETHING TO DO, CHECK OUT THE POSSIBILITIES ON THE WEBSITE at www.mygreenapple.org Remember that activities do not have to be ON Saturday but can be held any time in the next few weeks. Click on “Find a Project” and enter your zipcode.
Not everything is listed there, so here are some additional local events:
1. VISIT THE ACTIVITREE SHIPPING CONTAINER LEARNING LAB we are supporting ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH FROM 6-8 pm http://service.mygreenapple.org/page/event/share/4jll5
This event is part of the Detroit Design Festival (link is here): http://detroitdesignfestival.com/happening/activi-tree-open-house-at-the-lincoln-street-art-park/
CAN’T MAKE IT? THEN DONATE HERE TO HELP FINISH THE PROJECT : http://greenlivingscience.org/donate
2. Quick and Easy for Green Apple Day of Service – forward to teachers you know:
These quick and easy form opens up the door to Green Apple for educators worldwide. We’ve provided examples of free sustainability and environmental education lesson plans that k-12 teachers at every level can implement in their classes this month in the spirit of Green Apple. All they have to do is complete the form with their info, select a lesson (or commit to making up their own), and deliver it to their students. That’s it!
This is being shared with our friends at Teach for America, NEA, AFT, and more, and includes resources from our partners at Eco Rise, Facing the Future and HMH. Everyone who completes this commitment and/or hosts a Green Apple Day of Service event will get one free Green Classroom Professional Certificate course registration!
3. LOCAL EVENT!!! Farmington: Students, school Green Team leaders and interested community volunteers are invited to attend the Green Team Student Summit, Sunday Oct. 5th, 2014, 9:00-4:00. This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate and inspire eco-friendly actions. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044da4ad2e5-green
4.Teachers: Download EPA Resources for Your Classroom
Children in Classroom
A. Help students learn about environmental health and empower them to take steps in their everyday lives to protect the environment. Download EPA’s curriculum Recipes for Healthy Kids and a Healthy Environment here. http://go.usa.gov/mGwC
B. Looking for more resources on the environment to use in your classroom this school year? Visit EPA’s teacher resource center to find lesson plans and activities here. http://go.usa.gov/mGvP Use this handy guide to find the top resources.
C. EPA recently announced the winners of the 2013-2014 Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. The award recognizes outstanding kindergarten through grade 12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. The application period for the 2014-2015 award will be announced in Fall 2014. Read about the current winners and learn more about the award here. http://go.usa.gov/mGtJ
5.Teaching Climate Using the National Climate Assessment
NOAA’s Climate.gov features a page of information about teaching with the Third National Climate Assessment, including background on the report, learning pathways to help educators utilize key messages and data, region-by-region guides, and other supporting education and communication resources. Visit the Climate.gov page on Teaching Climate Using the National Climate Assessment. and : http://www.globalchange.gov/browse/educators
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