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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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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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