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MORE NEWS, CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENTS, and EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
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Turn off the lights!
PPS students answer the question, "How can you save energy at home and at school?"
Columbia Land Trust and Audubon Society of Portland have joined forces to offer the Backyard Habitats Certification Program.Sunnyside School, Maplewood, Astor Elementary, and Skyline School have all been certified, but more George Middle School, Rieke, and Chapman Elementary are in progress!! Visit the "Backyard Certificaton" page, listed under Sustainability!
Take your 3rd-5th grade class on a field trip to Forest Park!
"The hikes are designed to engage students in experiential learning about the natural world, get them outdoors and active, and exercise their creativity, integrating geological, ecological and cultural concepts." - Lucy Cohen
-Trails and Restoration Coordinator & Education Specialist, of The Forest Park Conservancy
Click here to read Lucy's letter to teachers!
Sustainability News and Highlights
OMSI KidWIND Workshop Coming in February!
There is a fun, exciting, and FREE workshop coming to OMSI that will give educators the materials and curricula needed to bring Renewable Energy into their classrooms with interactive and hands-on activities. KidWind workshops lead educators through lesson plans and activities that you can implement in your own classrooms. A Wind 101 presentation and a discussion about the challenges and obstacles to renewable energy in the Pacific NW today help to round out your experience and help to create not only better educators but more informed community leaders as well. In addition to 6 hours of training, all attending teachers will receive over $100 of classroom kits and curricular materials from KidWind. The workshop is free of charge to formal and informal K-12 educators, and we will provide FREE LUNCH as well!
What: KidWind Teacher Workshop
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Energy Presentations for classrooms offered this spring through the Citizens Utility Board Policy Center and PPS!
CUB Policy Center is teaming up with PPS Sustainability to offer a 45 min– 1hr long classroom presentations to help connect our young citizens to the issues that affect them, their families, and their schools. These presentations are on energy with an environmental justice focus and will engage students in understanding how they can affect the future of energy and expose them to future career opportunities. We will talk about reducing our energy usage, increasing resource conservation, and the varied sources of renewable and sustainable energy including solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass, geothermal, and ocean energy resources.
This is a really great opportunity for any teachers doing a unit on energy, electricity, pollution, environmental science. Please contact Angela Oliverio, PPS Environmental Projects Coordinator at email@example.com to schedule a presentation!
Grants available from EAST MULTNOMAH soil & water conservation district
Applications Due January 16, 2014