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Missouri Environmental Education News
June 2017

GRS Honorees
Maplewood Richmond Heights M.S (tree climbing), McKelvey Elementary (walking school bus) and Parkway North H.S. (field trip) were recently recognized as 2017 US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools.

Table of Contents - Missouri Green Schools, Things to Know About Green Schools, Resources for Green Schools, June Calendar, 2017 MOGSEE Conference, MEEA News, Grants and Awards, Conferences, Workshops, Missouri Events Calendars, Jobs

Missouri Green Schools

Executive Director Jan Weaver writes about Missouri's Green Schools

The Missouri Green Schools program was organized in 2016 by MEEA to help schools achieve environmental sustainability, health, and learning goals, and to recognize and honor those achievements.

The program is structured to align with the U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools program and to focus on outcomes rather than specific pathways. Missouri schools that perform to high standards in all three areas - sustainability, health, and learning - will be nominated to the US GRS program for national recognition.

The sections below provide brief descriptions of the three areas along with examples from the Missouri schools honored as 2017 US GRS schools. Section title links will take you to the page covering that area. School name links will take you to a link to the school's nomination form.

Deadline for intent to nominate a school to the 2018 US GRS Program is November 15, 2017, deadline to submit a nomination is December 15, 2017. Contact Jan Weaver at weaverjc@missouri.edu if you are interested or have questions.

Sustainability - This area concerns itself with a school's environmental and ecological footprint. The five main areas are Energy and Greenhouse Gases, Water and Grounds, Waste, Transportation and Purchasing.

Health - This area concerns itself with a school's physical and mental health. The three main areas are Environmental Health, Nutrition and Fitness, and elements of the Coordinated School Health Program (Whole School, Child, Community Model).

Learning - This area concerns itself with a school's teaching and learning. The four main areas are Curriculum and Assessment, Professional Development, Outdoor Learning and Community Engagement

The MEEA List to Things to Know About Green Schools

EE Resources on Green Schools

Note: Because Missouri Green Schools focuses on outcomes, any documented outcomes in any program, including those listed below, will count in meeting MGS standards.

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Join us November 3-4 at the Kansas City Zoo for the 2017 Green Schools and Environmental Education Conference!

Submit a proposal for an interactive talk (DEADLINE JUNE 15), a table talk or poster (DEADLINE OCTOBER 15) or the EE Slam (WHILE SPACE IS AVAILABLE)

 

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