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Rural Communities, Regional Challenges

Ask any teacher from a rural school district if they feel they have adequate opportunities for quality professional development in their community and most will tell you they do not. They will likely follow that up with a request, not for themselves, but for their students, asking for quality lessons and resources that they can […]
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Students Gain Access to Local Nature: A 2018-19 Success Story

“The students are all outside and super excited about wildlife and plants. The program has helped us to have more caring and responsible little human beings.” – Jennifer Kovach, Assistant Principal, Rising Star Elementary Teachers at Rising Star Elementary* were looking for ways to connect student learning to the natural world. In partnership with Seattle Sounders […]
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Biking for Clean Air: A 2018-19 Success Story

In Spokane’s Hutton Elementary, a team of sixth-graders wanted to cut air pollution in their community. The Green Team launched its first-ever bike-to-school program and increased the number of cyclists by five times, to more than 100 riders each day!  By earning their Washington Green Schools’ certification in Transportation, Hutton joined hundreds of other certified […]
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Migrant Students Explore ¡Guacamole Zombi!: A 2018-19 Success Story

Most of the 30,000+ migrant students in Washington lack access to environmental education. In partnership with the state’s Migrant Education Program, Washington Green Schools is helping close this gap. Translating Zombie Guacamole into Spanish was the first step in implementing the program with migrant students in the Grandview, Kiona-Benton, and Prosser school districts last summer. […]
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Pioneering Climate Science Education: A 2018-19 Success Story

“This was seriously the best training I have attended since I started teaching 14 years ago! Relevant, useful, and great resources!” – Katie Levenick, Teacher, Camas High School Educating our communities about climate change is an essential step toward solutions. In 2018–19, Washington Green Schools’ new Climate Education program equipped 370 teachers to bring climate science […]
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