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Climate Science Teacher Trainings – Now Online

“I have not only gained incredible knowledge on climate science but I also learned how to teach a class in these challenging times.” – Teacher at WGS’ Fire and Our Future online training As Washington educators moved their teaching online, WGS pivoted its approach to professional development. WGS’ remote trainings equipped teachers with strategies to […]
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New At-Home Learning Resources for Families

“Teachers, parents, and students are stretched thin. Having these resources developed for at-home learning is a real gift.” – Dr. Annette Venegas, Science Program Specialist, Kent School District Hundreds of educators are accessing new resources that WGS created to support at-home, environmental learning. Students, teachers, and families receive activities through school packets and via the […]
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Stormwater Stewardship at Renton High School

Even after school closed in the spring, students at Renton High School stayed engaged in environmental learning. Teacher Esther Rich collaborated with WGS to move her career education course online, and her students kept learning about project management and stormwater solutions. In the fall, they’ll be ready to implement action projects in their local community.
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New School Rain Garden in Spokane

“Our school is nestled in a neighborhood that is more known for its deficits than its beauty. Now students will have a space to observe nature, explore geology, and learn about rainwater runoff and why it should matter to them.” – Rachel Sherwood, Principal at Bemiss Elementary The community at Bemiss Elementary broke ground on […]
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Monarch Mystery: Summer Science Learning for Migrant Students

For migrant students across the state, science learning will continue throughout the summer. In collaboration with several school districts, WGS has developed bilingual programs for summer school programs, from the Yakima area to the Skagit Valley. Now students can explore local nature and build their curiosity while learning from home.    
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Featured Activity: WGS’ Garden Explorations

In WGS’ Garden Explorations activity, students in grades K through 5 can practice their math and writing skills while learning more about gardens and how plants grow. Download and print our grades K-2 and 3-5 versions in both English and Spanish. Download K-2 version as a pdf [English] Download K-2 version as a pdf [Spanish] […]
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Featured Activity: Ideas for Student Action (Interactive PDF)

WGS Ideas for Student Action (Interactive PDF) Ideas for Student Action is an interactive resource designed just for middle school students. In this activity, students can take what they have learned over the school year and apply it to take environmental action in their homes and communities. Students can create a climate-friendly recipe, contribute to […]
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Thank You Teachers!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to extend a big thank you to all the amazing teachers across our state. We appreciate all that you do. To showcase our appreciation, we’re sharing these words from Becky Bronstein, WGS’ Program Coordinator. In these unconventional times, we’re working to accommodate the expectations of at-home learning as we […]
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Green Educator Spotlight: Mickey Marshall

This week’s Green Spotlight goes to Mickey Marshall from the Washington State School for the Blind. Our Green Spotlight series highlights educators and students who are taking action and making an impact in their communities and the Earth.  Mickey Marshall epitomizes what it means to have a “green heart.” “I’ve cared about the environment since […]
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