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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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Green Educator Spotlight: Shannon Rhodes

Our Green Spotlight series continues as we highlight educators and students who are taking action and making an impact in their communities and the Earth. Today we’re spotlighting Shannon Rhodes a teacher at Castle Rock Middle School. It’s front of mind for middle school teacher Shannon Rhodes that her students’ lives will be greatly impacted […]
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Featured Activity: Waste Adventures

This week’s featured activity invites students to go on a Waste Adventure. It is suitable for students in grades 3 through 6 and curious learners of all ages! In WGS’ Waste Adventures, students practice their math and writing skills while learning more about where their waste goes after it leaves their home. Download and print […]
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Green Educator Spotlight: Shannah Davidian

To celebrate #EarthDay2020 🌎 we’re launching a series to highlight educators and students who are taking action and making an impact in their communities and the Earth. Up first, is Shannah Davidian from the Kiona-Benton City School District.   Middle school teacher Shannah Davidian wanted her students to understand the environmental challenges facing their community. […]
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Coming Soon: Virtual Race to Decomposition

What makes an apple core decompose? On April 28, WGS will kick off its “Race to Decomposition” – a simple investigation using everyday materials from home. Through weekly online lessons, we’ll race against time and explore factors that affect decomposition. Bookmark this page and follow us on social media for updates and information.
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Featured Activity: Neighborhood Nature Scavenger Hunts

Our education staff is creating and curating a library of resources to support environmental learning while we’re all at home. Our first featured activity is a Neighborhood Nature Scavenger Hunt that connects elementary school students with nature and aligns with science standards. In our Nature Scavenger Hunt, students observe plants, animals, and weather while getting […]
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Washington Green Schools’ Annual Spring Fundraiser is Postponed

Information about COVID-19 is evolving quickly. Recently, Seattle King County Public Health announced additional recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Their recommendations include to avoid gathering large groups of people together when feasibly possible. Washington Green Schools is committed to supporting efforts to prevent the spread of illness and protect our […]
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