Missouri Green Schools helps schools set, achieve, and recognize environmental sustainability, health and learning goals.

Our Partners

These organizations have made the amazing commitment to assist our Missouri Green Schools participants. We thank our partners for their support of our vision that every school can be a green school. Information on the programs and services offered by these organizations is available below.

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Author/Contributor: Ben Freiman, freiman@meea.org, 9

URL: http://missourigreenschools.org

Type of Program: Technical Expertise

    |    Audience: Administrators    |    Pillar:     |    Pathway for Integration: Languages: |    Location:     

Available in Regions: Central, Northwest, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

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Free?: Yes


Author/Contributor: Laurie Duncan, lduncan@springfieldmo.gov, 417-864-2007

URL: http://www.springfieldmo.gov

Type of Program: Field Trips, School Volunteers and Presenters

    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar:     |    Pathway for Integration: Languages: |    Location:     

Available in Regions: Southwest   

Description:

Design features of a landfill that protect the environment

Free?: Yes


Washington University Outreach

Author/Contributor:

URL: https://myscipartners.com/districts/mysci-team/#overview

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Guides and Frameworks, Physical Tools and Resources, Professional Development, Support Networks

Higher Education    |    Audience: Teachers, Administrators    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds), Culture of School Languages: English |    Location: At a school site, Virtual    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

mySci is a signature program of the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University in St. Louis. mySci is dedicated to creating equity in science learning through hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum that nurtures critical thinking and creativity. mySci empowers schools to cultivate curiosity-driven education by assembling everything educators need to teach high-quality science. We provide continually updated NGSS and MLS standards-aligned curriculum, teaching strategies, learning materials, and ongoing support. mySci supports teachers to instill a love of science in their students through lessons that are phenomena-based, designed for 5E learning progression, and build on students’ prior knowledge. The curriculum is centered around solving real-world problems through experiential learning and critical thinking. mySci K-5 curriculum consists of 25 units. All are available on Google Docs and include lesson plans, student journals, answer keys, background information, assessments, lesson slides and tutorials for the hands-on kit materials.

Free?: No


City of Springfield Dept. of Environmental Services

Author/Contributor: Laurie Duncan

URL: https://www.springfieldmo.gov/131/Environmental-Services

Type of Program: School Volunteers and Presenters, Virtual Programming

Government (city, county, state, federal)    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a school site, Virtual    

Available in Regions: Southwest   

Description:

Presentations for all grade levels available, pre-k to adult.(Most in-class presentations are between 45 minutes to 1 hour.) Primary topics available include:

Landfill Design Features: Learn how the landfill is constructed for the purpose of protecting air, water and land resources.

Recycling-From Trash to Treasure: Focus is on what materials can become if they are put into a recycling bin. An Early Learner version of this program is available and is approximately 30 minutes in length.

Recycle Right: Learn how to determine what to recycle, what not to recycle, and how to avoid contamination.

Wastewater Treatment Process: Focus is on the steps in cleaning our wastewater so that it can be returned to a natural stream environment.

Vermicomposting: Discover how to set up a worm bin as an alternative to regular composting.

Care About the Air: Learn why clean air matters and how to keep our air clean.

Toys from Trash: Discover how the recycling bin is a treasure chest of materials for creating toys! This is a make and take session.

Dish to Dirt Composting: Focus is on how to set up and maintain a home composting bin.

Sustainability: Focus is on defining sustainability and incorporating the 3 pillars into daily life.

Free?: Yes


City of Springfield Dept. of Environmental Services

Author/Contributor: Laurie Duncan

URL: https://www.springfieldmo.gov/131/Environmental-Services

Type of Program: School Volunteers and Presenters, Virtual Programming

Government (city, county, state, federal)    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a school site, Virtual    

Available in Regions: Southwest   

Description:

Presentations for all grade levels available, pre-k to adult.(Most in-class presentations are between 45 minutes to 1 hour.) Primary topics available include:

Landfill Design Features: Learn how the landfill is constructed for the purpose of protecting air, water and land resources.

Recycling-From Trash to Treasure: Focus is on what materials can become if they are put into a recycling bin. An Early Learner version of this program is available and is approximately 30 minutes in length.

Recycle Right: Learn how to determine what to recycle, what not to recycle, and how to avoid contamination.

Wastewater Treatment Process: Focus is on the steps in cleaning our wastewater so that it can be returned to a natural stream environment.

Vermicomposting: Discover how to set up a worm bin as an alternative to regular composting.

Care About the Air: Learn why clean air matters and how to keep our air clean.

Toys from Trash: Discover how the recycling bin is a treasure chest of materials for creating toys! This is a make and take session.

Dish to Dirt Composting: Focus is on how to set up and maintain a home composting bin.

Sustainability: Focus is on defining sustainability and incorporating the 3 pillars into daily life.

Free?: Yes


City of Springfield Dept. of Environmental Services

Author/Contributor: Laurie Duncan

URL: https://www.springfieldmo.gov/131/Environmental-Services

Type of Program: Field Trips

Government (city, county, state, federal)    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At organization’s site    

Available in Regions: Southwest   

Description:

Schedule a visit to one of our City’s solid waste facilities. All field trips include a guided presentation.

Springfield Sanitary Landfill

Northwest Wastewater Treatment Plant

Household Chemical Collection Center

Yardwaste Recycling Center

Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant

Lone Pine or Franklin Recycling Centers

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Columbia Earth Day Coalition

Author/Contributor: Laura Wacker

URL: https://www.facebook.com/EarthKeeperKids/

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Physical Tools and Resources, School Volunteers and Presenters

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a host site (i.e. a conference or event), At a school site    

Available in Regions: Central   

Description:

We offer programs for children about ecosystems, environment, sustainability that is hands on, fun and educational.

Free?: Please Contact Us


Principia School

Author/Contributor: Lynne Scott

URL: https://www.principia.edu/

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Guides and Frameworks, School Volunteers and Presenters

K-12 School/District    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds), Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a host site (i.e. a conference or event)    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

This is a schoolwide challenge for students from Early Childhood -12th grade that introduces the UN SDGs and has students choose one in which they want to affect change. Students then present their work in a showcase of learning with experts from the community providing authentic feedback.

Free?: Yes


Trailnet

Author/Contributor: Cindy Mense

URL: http://www.trailnet.org

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Field Trips, Guides and Frameworks, Physical Tools and Resources, School Volunteers and Presenters

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Parents and Community    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

This program follows the national model for getting children and families to use walking and biking as a way to get to school: education, encouragement, engineering, equity, and evaluation. Trailnet has provided Safe Routes to School services and training to schools since 2007, working with over 40 schools in various capacities with the overall goal of increasing the number of children walking and biking to school. The primary tools employed to reach this goal have been Family Walk to School Days, Walking School Bus programs and Bike Safety Rodeos.

Free?: Yes


Trailnet

Author/Contributor: Cindy Mense

URL: https://trailnet.org/

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Field Trips, Physical Tools and Resources, School Volunteers and Presenters, Title 1 Services

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School Languages: English |    Location: At organization’s site, At a school site    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

Trailnet’s Walk Ambassador focuses on:

Helping children to understand the benefits of physical activity

Providing information about the environmental benefits of reducing motor vehicle usage.

Equipping children with information that they need to make good decisions as pedestrians

Empowering children to believe that they can help to bring about positive change in their communities through advocacy and policy

Free?: Please Contact Us


Missouri Botanical Garden

Author/Contributor: Kat Golden

URL: https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/sustainability/sustainability/sustainable-learning/in-schools-universities/leadership-in-environmental-action-projects

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Field Trips, Guides and Frameworks, Physical Tools and Resources, Professional Development, School Volunteers and Presenters, Support Networks

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds), Culture of School Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

Leadership in Environmental Action Projects (LEAP) is a student action program that reduces, reuses and recycles trash from schools and communities and informs people about local solid waste and resource issues. LEAP uses student/community partnerships and cooperative learning to achieve these goals. The St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District, using landfill tipping fee surcharges, funds LEAP.

Free?: Yes


Missouri Botanical Garden

Author/Contributor: Kat Golden

URL: https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/learn-discover/students-teachers/teen-programs/eco-act

Type of Program: School Volunteers and Presenters, Volunteer Opportunities

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At organization’s site, At a school site    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

Eco-Act is an environmental leadership program for juniors and seniors in high school, operated by the Missouri Botanical Garden in partnership with St. Louis area schools and districts that has been around since 1981 with generous gifts and an endowment by the Saigh Foundation. High school junior and senior students enroll for a full year and receive course credit from their schools.

Free?: Yes


Missouri Botanical Garden

Author/Contributor: Kat Golden

URL: https://www.google.com/search?q=MSD+Clean+Water+Education+mobot&rlz=1C1RXQR_enUS996US996&oq=MSD+Clean+Water+Education+mobot&aqs=chrome..69i57j33i160l3j33i299.945j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Physical Tools and Resources, School Volunteers and Presenters

Non-Profit, Business/LLC    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental Impact and Costs    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: Northeast, St. Louis   

Description:

The health of our nearby rivers, creeks, and streams is an ever increasing challenge in our community – and it takes all of us to help! Reducing stormwater runoff and other best management practices can help protect our local waterways. The field of stormwater management is becoming more vital to our livelihoods, and future engineers and other professionals in STEM fields are needed to continue progress. The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) Clean Water Education program provides educators throughout the MSD service area with educational resources to help bring this topic to life in the classroom through hands-on demonstrations, action projects, and more.

Free?: Yes


Missouri Botanical Garden

Author/Contributor: Bryanna Blackburn

URL: https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/learn-discover/students-teachers/teen-programs/outdoor-youth-corps

Type of Program: Other

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a host site (i.e. a conference or event), At organization’s site    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

Get paid to work alongside Missouri Botanical Garden staff, industry professionals, and fellow citizens as you design, plant, create and care for colorful gardens and habitats, lead community clean-ups and action projects, and gain new knowledge and skills necessary for future careers.

Free?: Yes


Missouri Botanical Garden

Author/Contributor: Kat Golden

URL: https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/learn-discover/students-teachers/plantlab-student-scientists

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Guides and Frameworks, Physical Tools and Resources, Professional Development, School Volunteers and Presenters

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a school site, Virtual    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

Through immersive lab experiences, interactions with plant science professionals, and compelling curriculum inspired by real-world challenges, both students and teachers with grow stronger as scientists. Participants will be able to collect and use data and evidence to inform decisions, solve problems, and maybe even save the world.

Free?: Yes


Watershed Committee Of the Ozarks

Author/Contributor: Jeff Birchler

URL: https://watershedcommittee.org/

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Field Trips, Physical Tools and Resources, Professional Development, Support Networks

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Teachers, School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Custodial Staff, Nutrition Staff, Parents and Community, Health and Wellness Staff, Administrators    |    Pillar: Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds), Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At organization’s site    

Available in Regions: Southwest   

Description:

At the Watershed Center, we strive to provide age appropriate, place-based, education about our water resources. Some groups come simply to enjoy the Park–The Watershed Center is located at Valley Water Mill Park, which is open from sunrise to sunset every day (except Christmas…). Casual visitors can learn about the site through interpretive signage and kiosks located around the park.

Often, school groups, professional groups, and community groups want a more formal experience like a field trip or workshop. The Watershed Committee employs an education and outreach coordinator to help such groups plan an educational experience at the Watershed Center.

If you are interested in a field trip or workshop, the next step is to contact Watershed Center Coordinator at 417-866-1127 or schedule online. Please visit our website for a complete list of field trip options.

Free?: Please Contact Us


Washington University Climate Change Program

Author/Contributor:

URL: https://climatechange.wustl.edu/outreach/climate-across-curriculum/

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Guides and Frameworks, Physical Tools and Resources, Professional Development

Higher Education    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

The Climate Across the Curriculum Project aims to provide a holistic, interdisciplinary, and equitable approach to climate change education for secondary schools. As the implications of climate change are multifaceted, climate education and subsequent careers require students to draw on and exercise skills from numerous perspectives and disciplines. The objective of this project is for students to use this interdisciplinary approach to develop a broad and encompassing understanding of climate change and its local impacts. To envision themselves as agents of change and pursue creative opportunities for climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience.

Free?: Please Contact Us


Friends of the Rainforest

Author/Contributor: Jamie Kisela

URL: https://www.friendsoftherainforest.org

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Field Trips, Guides and Frameworks, Physical Tools and Resources

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a host site (i.e. a conference or event)    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

Friends of the Rainforest offers an authentic study-abroad and field research experience with the Children’s Eternal Rainforest in Costa Rica that incorporates tropical ecology, scientific study, international travel, and the opportunity for students to become engaged in taking action on important conservation issues. The Costa Rica experience is designed to build upon the uniquely adolescent ability to construct their own worldview and to maximize their exposure to meaningful scientific research. This practice requires moving outside the comfort of their home community and is designed to be a peak learning experience for adolescents that engages students in meaningful scientific study. Group trips and school trips are available.

Free?: No


Friends of the Rainforest

Author/Contributor: Jamie Kisela

URL: https://www.friendsoftherainforest.org/

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Physical Tools and Resources, School Volunteers and Presenters

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a school site, Virtual    

Available in Regions: Central, Kansas City, Northeast, Northwest, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

This is a one-time lesson teachers sign up for at https://www.friendsoftherainforest.org/schedule-a-lesson. Traditionally offered in-person, it now takes place virtually. Students learn about how different birds have different beaks that are adapted to its diet through a presentation on rainforest birds and a hands-on experiment using household materials.

Free?: Please Contact Us


Gateway Region YMCA

Author/Contributor: Phedra Neslon

URL:

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Physical Tools and Resources, School Volunteers and Presenters, Support Networks

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School Languages: English |    Location: At organization’s site    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

We provide community gardens at several Branch locations through out St. Louis & Metro East Areas

Free?: Please Contact Us


Missouri Foundation For Health

Author/Contributor:

URL:

Type of Program: Other

Independent Philanthropic Foundation    |    Audience: Teachers, School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Custodial Staff, Nutrition Staff, Parents and Community, Health and Wellness Staff, Administrators    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a host site (i.e. a conference or event)    

Available in Regions: Central, Kansas City, Northeast, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

MFFH has the ability to bring together organizations to discuss key topics and determine solutions that will address systems changes to address the underlying causes of health inequities

Free?: Please Contact Us


Missouri Foundation For Health

Author/Contributor:

URL:

Type of Program: Grant Funding

Independent Philanthropic Foundation    |    Audience: Teachers, School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Custodial Staff, Nutrition Staff, Parents and Community, Health and Wellness Staff, Administrators    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds), Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: Not Applicable    

Available in Regions: Central, Kansas City, Northeast, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

MFFH funds collaborative and innovative projects that have the potential to disrupt the systems and structures that allow inequities to persist

Free?: Yes


Missouri Foundation For Health

Author/Contributor:

URL:

Type of Program: Physical Tools and Resources

Independent Philanthropic Foundation    |    Audience: Students, Teachers, School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Custodial Staff, Nutrition Staff, Parents and Community, Health and Wellness Staff, Administrators    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: Virtual    

Available in Regions: Central, Kansas City, Northeast, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

MFFH offers fact based, non partisan information to help inform decision-making

Free?: Please Contact Us


Wild Ones – St. Louis

Author/Contributor: Lori Stringer

URL: https://stlwildones.org/

Type of Program: Grant Funding, Guides and Frameworks, School Volunteers and Presenters

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Teachers, School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Parents and Community, Health and Wellness Staff, Administrators    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds), Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: Not Applicable    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

Chapter provides modest grants to non-profit organizations for landscaping projects incorporating native plants in an educational setting.

Grant applicants must be located in the state of Missouri, within 40 miles of (the city of) St. Louis.

Examples of projects we would consider:

The design, establishment and maintenance of a native plant community such as prairie, woodland, wetland etc. in an educational setting.

Developing and maintaining an interpretive trail landscaped with native plants.

Developing a wetland area to study the effect of native vegetation on water quality.

Establishing an educational rain garden to reduce runoff.

Free?: Yes


Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Author/Contributor: Susan German

URL: https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/curriculum/science

Type of Program: Professional Development

Government (city, county, state, federal)    |    Audience: Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a host site (i.e. a conference or event), Virtual    

Available in Regions: Central, Kansas City, Northeast, Northwest, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

Professional development for educators around the implementation of the MLS

Free?: Please Contact Us


Saint Louis Science Center

Author/Contributor: Kathleen Stevison

URL: https://www.slsc.org/connections/community-science/youth-exploring-science-yes-program/

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Field Trips, School Volunteers and Presenters, Title 1 Services

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At organization’s site    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

YES prepares high school students in the St. Louis area for careers in STEAM fields by nourishing their desire to ask questions and helping them learn how to seek answers through science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. The Agriscience component investigates the nexus of health, the environment, and agriculture.

Free?: Please Contact Us


Saint Louis Zoo

Author/Contributor: Laura Seger

URL: http://stlzoo.org

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Field Trips, Virtual Programming

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: Virtual    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

The Saint Louis Zoo offers virtual lessons on varied conservation and EE topics

Free?: Please Contact Us


University of Missouri

Author/Contributor: Christine Li

URL:

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Guides and Frameworks

Higher Education    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: Central   

Description:

We utilized Climate Choices, a deliberative framework, to cultivate conversations and actions on climate change.

Free?: Please Contact Us


Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects

Author/Contributor: Ralph Bicknese

URL: https://www.hellmuth-bicknese.com/

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, School Volunteers and Presenters, Technical Expertise

Business/LLC    |    Audience: Students, Teachers, School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Administrators    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds) Languages: English |    Location: Not Applicable    

Available in Regions: Central, Northeast, Northwest, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

We offer a presentation on what constitutes a green school including features and benefits and engage students in the discussion. We also provide resources to describe the features that make up a green school and discuss the benefits and opportunities for schools for administrators and boards.

Free?: Please Contact Us


Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects

Author/Contributor: Ralph Bicknese

URL:

Type of Program: Guides and Frameworks, Physical Tools and Resources, Technical Expertise

Business/LLC    |    Audience: School Board, Administrators    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds) Languages: English |    Location: At a school site, Virtual    

Available in Regions: Central, Northeast, Northwest, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

We describe options for achieving green building certification for your school, including LEED, Living Building, and Net-Zero certifications.

Free?: Please Contact Us


Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects

Author/Contributor: Ralph Bicknese

URL:

Type of Program: School Volunteers and Presenters

Business/LLC    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds) Languages: English |    Location: At organization’s site, At a school site, Virtual    

Available in Regions: Central, Northeast, Northwest, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

Discuss specific aspects of green building in more detail than a general green building presentation. We are able to tailor the program to a specific aspect or aspects of interest relative to the educator’s course subject matter. Please contact us with any specific interests or topics.

Free?: Please Contact Us


Hellmuth + Bicknese Architects

Author/Contributor: Ralph Bicknese

URL:

Type of Program: School Volunteers and Presenters

Business/LLC    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds) Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: Central, Northeast, Northwest, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

We will present a case study of specific LEED certified, Living Building or net-zero energy green building or buildings and highlight specific green features.

Free?: Yes


Blackrock Consulting

Author/Contributor: Lacy Cagle

URL: http://blackrockconsulting.org

Type of Program: Guides and Frameworks, Technical Expertise

Business/LLC    |    Audience: School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Custodial Staff, Nutrition Staff, Health and Wellness Staff, Administrators    |    Pillar: Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds) Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: Central, St. Louis   

Description:

We can help schools assess, action plan, achieve, and evaluate sustainability goals, initiatives, and certifications.

Free?: Please Contact Us


Blackrock Consulting

Author/Contributor: Lacy Cagle

URL: http://blackrockconsulting.org/

Type of Program: Guides and Frameworks, Technical Expertise, Virtual Programming

Business/LLC    |    Audience: Teachers, School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Custodial Staff, Nutrition Staff, Parents and Community, Health and Wellness Staff, Administrators    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds) Languages: English |    Location: At a school site, Virtual    

Available in Regions: Central, St. Louis   

Description:

We can walk schools through a physical and/or virtual sustainability audit of their buildings, culture, and processes/operations, providing toolkits and resources to help them understand next steps. We can also help them assess, plan, achieve, and evaluate sustainability goals based upon the baselines established by the audit.

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Hummert International

Author/Contributor: Chad Follis

URL: http://www.hummert.com

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, School Volunteers and Presenters, Title 1 Services

Business/LLC    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds), Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: Central, Kansas City, Northeast, Northwest, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

Design and support agriculture and science programs with curriculum resources to enhance learning opportunities. We focus on programs with plant science and greenhouse programs. Program is offered at the high school level

Free?: Please Contact Us


Metropolitan Energy Center

Author/Contributor: Mary English

URL:

Type of Program: Guides and Frameworks, Professional Development, Technical Expertise

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Teachers, Facilities and Grounds, Custodial Staff, Parents and Community, Health and Wellness Staff, Administrators    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds), Culture of School Languages: English |    Location: At a school site, Virtual    

Available in Regions: Kansas City   

Description:

A free customer service to help schools and districts comply with KCMO’s benchmarking ordinance. We help train in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager or help enter data if need be. We also are a concierge service to link contractors and info to school districts.

Free?: Yes


Metropolitan Energy Center

Author/Contributor: Mary English

URL: http://www.metroenergy.org

Type of Program: Support Networks, Technical Expertise, Other

Non-Profit    |    Audience: School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Administrators    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds) Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: Kansas City   

Description:

We are here to help districts (and all commercial buildings) to upgrade their buildings to being more efficient and healthier as a result.

Free?: Please Contact Us


The Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter

Author/Contributor: Katie Tevebaugh

URL: http://www.aafastl.org

Type of Program: Grant Funding, Other

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Teachers, School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Custodial Staff, Nutrition Staff, Parents and Community, Health and Wellness Staff, Administrators    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School Languages: English |    Location: Not Applicable    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

Prescription and equipment assistance for individuals under the 200% poverty line

Free?: Yes


The Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter

Author/Contributor: Katie Tevebaugh

URL: http://www.aafastl.org

Type of Program: Physical Tools and Resources, Professional Development

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Health and Wellness Staff    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

Equipment and educational assistance to school nurses

Free?: Yes


The Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter

Author/Contributor: Katie Tevebaugh

URL: http://www.aafastl.org

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, School Volunteers and Presenters

Non-Profit, Higher Education    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

ABC’s of Food allergies and ABC’s of Asthma are offered to be taught at any school in the St. Louis Area

Free?: Please Contact Us


James River Basin Partnership

Author/Contributor: Todd Wilkinson

URL: http://www.jamesriverbasin.com

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Field Trips, Professional Development, School Volunteers and Presenters, Title 1 Services, Virtual Programming

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds), Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: Southwest   

Description:

JRBP staff engage students from all ages on the importance of protecting water quality in the Ozarks through a variety of activities in presentations, including macroinvertebrate sampling, watershed modeling, nature journaling, ecotourism and other activities.

Free?: Please Contact Us


The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region

Author/Contributor: Leah Freesmeier

URL: http://openspacestl.org/

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, School Volunteers and Presenters, Technical Expertise

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds), Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

Open Space Council (OSC) would coordinate with students, teachers and partners to develop a planting plan. OSC would organize an event to plant native species and work with teachers to develop educational programs for students. Lessons could include wildlife, rain gardens, and local ecology.

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The Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region

Author/Contributor: Leah Freesmeier

URL: http://openspacestl.org/

Type of Program: Field Trips, Physical Tools and Resources, School Volunteers and Presenters

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds), Culture of School Languages: English |    Location: At a host site (i.e. a conference or event), At a school site    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

Teaching students how litter effects water quality and wildlife habitat. Clean streams and rivers effects the water people and animals drink. By keeping toxins out of our water, this helps keep the fish and animals from spreading disease to other wildlife and humans. Water from some rivers is used by water treatments plants to process before being transported to homes, businesses, etc. Removing litter from water and habitat will help keep the environment cleaner thus helping keeping the water we drink safe.

Free?: Please Contact Us


EFS Energy

Author/Contributor: Grace Tedder

URL: https://efsenergy.com/

Type of Program: School Volunteers and Presenters, Virtual Programming

Business/LLC    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Environmental Impact and Costs    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds) Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: Northeast, Ozark, Southeast, St. Louis   

Description:

We can provide presentations to classrooms on solar energy! These presentations can be done in a classroom, and outdoor space, or virtually.

Free?: Please Contact Us


Metropolitan Congregations United

Author/Contributor: Beth Gutzler

URL: http://mcustl.com

Type of Program: Field Trips, Professional Development, School Volunteers and Presenters, Support Networks, Virtual Programming

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Teachers, School Board, Administrators    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a school site, Virtual    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

We will come to speak about Environmental Racism and other topics of Environmental Justice concerns. Can present virtually upon request.

Free?: Yes


Missouri Community Forestry Council

Author/Contributor: Lawrence Alberty

URL: http://www.mocommunitytrees.org/

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Grant Funding, Guides and Frameworks, Physical Tools and Resources, Professional Development, School Volunteers and Presenters, Virtual Programming

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a school site, Virtual    

Available in Regions: Central, Kansas City, Northeast, Northwest, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

Provide education on different topics for each year to create posters for 5th grade throughout the state in partnership with MDC

Free?: Yes


USDA, Forest Service Mark Twain National Forest

Author/Contributor: Theresa Davidson

URL:

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Guides and Frameworks, Physical Tools and Resources, School Volunteers and Presenters, Virtual Programming, Volunteer Opportunities

Government (city, county, state, federal)    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: Central, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

We offer a bat trunk to any teacher that wants to teach their kids about bats and their environment. Sometimes we will even send a biologist to schools to teach kids about bats. We could also use Microsoft Teams or Zoom to present this program after working with the teachers and sending some in person materials.

Free?: Yes


USDA, Forest Service Mark Twain National Forest

Author/Contributor: Theresa Davidson

URL:

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Field Trips, Physical Tools and Resources, School Volunteers and Presenters

Government (city, county, state, federal)    |    Audience: Students, Teachers, School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Custodial Staff, Nutrition Staff, Parents and Community, Health and Wellness Staff, Administrators    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a host site (i.e. a conference or event), Not Applicable    

Available in Regions: Central, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

The MTNF has at least 5 fishing derbies across the Forest every year (pre-covid). Students and families are invited to attend. Schools could also work with the closest Ranger District to develop class specific fishing derbies.

Free?: Please Contact Us


USDA, Forest Service Mark Twain National Forest

Author/Contributor: Theresa Davidson

URL:

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Field Trips, Physical Tools and Resources

Government (city, county, state, federal)    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At organization’s site    

Available in Regions: Central, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

We have one Agents of Discovery site on the Ava Ranger District and are working on developing another on the Potosi Ranger District. This is a mobile app program that schools can take their students to the site to play on individual tablets or phones. It is an app kind of like Pokemon Go except that the things they find are educational (nature and other interpretive information).

Free?: Yes


10 Billion Strong

Author/Contributor: Patrick Arnold

URL:

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Field Trips, Guides and Frameworks, Physical Tools and Resources, School Volunteers and Presenters, Support Networks, Title 1 Services

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: Virtual    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

The Green Leaders Academy is a 15 module environmental education program for youth. We focus on environmental literacy, leadership development, and civic engagement to train leaders to understand what’s happening in their communities, how to lead themselves and others, and how to use levers of power to create change

Free?: Yes


Missouri River Bird Observatory

Author/Contributor: Paige Witek

URL: https://mrbo.org/

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Physical Tools and Resources, School Volunteers and Presenters

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: Virtual    

Available in Regions: Central, Kansas City, Northeast, Northwest, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

The project aims to provide standards-based lessons tied specifically to Missouri ecosystems built to be used in both in-person and virtual classroom settings. Resources are divided by grade levels. For Grades 3-5 we offer “Weekly Webinars” and for Grades 6-8 we provide standards-based lessons divided into units.

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Missouri River Bird Observatory

Author/Contributor: Paige Witek

URL: https://mrbo.org/

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Field Trips, Professional Development, School Volunteers and Presenters

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At organization’s site    

Available in Regions: Central   

Description:

The Arrow Rock Nature School will be a place-based education center serving local school
districts and our rural communities. This education center will serve
students in three counties with experiences that will incorporate the
Missouri Learning Standards and the Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) for
public schools through a local natural history perspective. This project would provide resources for educators and communities that would otherwise not be available. Pilot program is for spring 2022.

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Missouri River Bird Observatory

Author/Contributor: Paige Witek

URL: https://mrbo.org/

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Physical Tools and Resources, School Volunteers and Presenters, Virtual Programming

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At organization’s site, At a school site, Virtual    

Available in Regions: Central, Kansas City, Northeast, Northwest, Ozark, Southeast, Southwest, St. Louis   

Description:

We can provide educational programming to meet the needs of each individual school and classroom. As a bird observatory, we typically give programs focusing on some aspect of avian ecology. Program topics may include bird migration, bird identification, grassland or wetland birds, bird communication, etc. We also can provide field programs such as a bird walk where students can get to know the birds in their schoolyard or local park.

Free?: Please Contact Us


USFWS Marais des Cygnes NWR

Author/Contributor: Nova Clarke

URL: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/marais_des_cygnes

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, Field Trips, School Volunteers and Presenters

Government (city, county, state, federal)    |    Audience: Students, Teachers    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At organization’s site    

Available in Regions: Kansas City, Southwest   

Description:

I can provide programming on a variety of environmental topics related to ecosystems and nature and local conservation including invasive species. I do not have a specific education program since I tend to adapt them to the schools that I am working with and the grade levels as well as what teachers need to supplement their activities.

Free?: Yes


The Nature Conservancy in Missouri

Author/Contributor: Rebecca Weaver

URL: http://nature.org/missouri

Type of Program: Grant Funding, Guides and Frameworks, Physical Tools and Resources, Professional Development, Support Networks, Title 1 Services

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Teachers, School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Custodial Staff, Nutrition Staff, Parents and Community, Health and Wellness Staff, Administrators    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental Impact and Costs, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds), Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: Not Applicable    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

We sit on a Steering Committee with the St. Louis Public School (SLPS) District, the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, and Dutchtown South Community Corporation to help guide a pilot green schoolyard redevelopment project at Froebel Literacy Academy in the Gravois Park neighborhood of St. Louis City, and are working to expand the program throughout the SLPS District. The program seeks to leverage MSD Project Clear large grants funding to drive equitable redevelopment of SLPS’s asphalt-covered schoolyards into co-created, healthy, nature-based outdoor learning and gathering spaces for students, staff and surrounding neighbors. The sites seek to manage 100% of stormwater on site, as well as help address any localized flooding in the immediately surrounding area.

Free?: Please Contact Us


University of Missouri – St. Louis

Author/Contributor: Katy Mike Smaistrla

URL:

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, School Volunteers and Presenters

Higher Education    |    Audience: Teachers, School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Custodial Staff, Nutrition Staff, Parents and Community, Health and Wellness Staff, Administrators    |    Pillar: Environmental Impact and Costs    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds) Languages: English |    Location: At organization’s site, At a school site, Virtual    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

The Sustainability team at UMSL provides educational & outreach opportunities on a variety of topics related to campus sustainability.

Free?: Please Contact Us


University of Missouri – St. Louis

Author/Contributor: Katy Mike Smaistrla

URL:

Type of Program: Curriculum and Instructional Materials, School Volunteers and Presenters

Higher Education    |    Audience: Teachers, School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Custodial Staff, Nutrition Staff, Parents and Community, Health and Wellness Staff, Administrators    |    Pillar: Environmental Impact and Costs    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds) Languages: English |    Location: At organization’s site, At a school site, Virtual    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

The Sustainability team at UMSL provides educational & outreach opportunities on a variety of topics related to campus sustainability.

Free?: Please Contact Us


Wild Ones St. Louis Chapter

Author/Contributor: Kathy Bildner

URL: https://stlwildones.org/grants/

Type of Program: Grant Funding

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Teachers, School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Administrators    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds) Languages: English |    Location: At a school site    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

Chapter provides modest grants up to $500 to non-profit organizations for landscaping projects incorporating native plants in an educational setting.

Grant applicants must be located in the state of Missouri, within 40 miles of the city of St. Louis.

Grant funds may be used only for the purchase of native plants. For more information, please contact us through the Grants tab on our website.

Free?: Yes


Wild Ones St. Louis Chapter

Author/Contributor: Susan Leahy

URL: https://stlwildones.org/speakers-bureau/

Type of Program: Professional Development, School Volunteers and Presenters, Other

Non-Profit    |    Audience: Students, Teachers, School Board, Facilities and Grounds, Custodial Staff, Nutrition Staff, Parents and Community, Health and Wellness Staff, Administrators    |    Pillar: Health and Wellness, Environmental and Sustainability Education    |    Pathway for Integration: Campus (Buildings and Grounds), Culture of School, Curriculum Languages: English |    Location: At a host site (i.e. a conference or event), At a school site    

Available in Regions: St. Louis   

Description:

Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities to using native plants.

To support that mission, the St. Louis Chapter has developed a speakers bureau with presentations to introduce native plants as well as delve into some specific areas of interest. All speakers are Wild Ones members who have years of experience in native plant landscaping and building wildlife habitat.

Presentations are typically 50-60 minutes in length. The fee for this program is waived for school applicants.

Please contact each speaker individually via the emails provided for their availability for speaking engagements.

Free?: Yes