Days to Celebrate in September

21st: Zero Emissions Day

22nd: World Rhino Day

22nd: World Car-free Day

22nd/23rd: Fall (Autumnal) Day

 

Guides and Curricula

NWF Schoolyard Habitat – National Wildlife Federation’s “How-To Guide” for Schoolyard Habitats® walks through the steps to creating a successful and sustainable wildlife garden, provides information on teaching in an outdoor classroom, and offers resources to help create and maintain your habitat.

The Learning Grounds Guide for Schools – A step-by-step road map to help you start your school ground greening process.

5 Steps to Green Cleaning in Schools

Healthy School Planner – Canadian made resource

 

Apps

Ansel and Clair: Little Green Island – Award winning Ansel & Clair series (20 awards) launches a groundbreaking educational game on the environment & pollution combining creation, problem solving, strategy and fun with stunning animations and interactivity.

Gro-Garden –  Meet Connie the Compost and her friends the Micro organisms. They live under the trees in your Gro Garden, right next to the animals, and they love old food scraps! When you feed Connie and her friends, magic things start to happen.

 

Games

SimCityEDU Pollution Challenge – a game-based learning and assessment tool for middle school students covering the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

 

Videos

NBC News 10 Boston – BPA Free Health Concerns

Healthy Schools Campaign – extensive series of videos providing insight into healthy school initiatives

American School Board Journal – 5 minute video explaining health education in the classroom

Global Coalition for Green Schools – Inspirational video

 

Useful Links

Green Teacher Magazine – Our quarterly Green Teacher magazine offers perspectives on the role of education in creating a sustainable future, practical articles and ready to use activities for various age levels, and reviews of dozens of new educational resources.

Benefits of Greening Schools – Summary of research showing benefits of outdoor education

YSA.org – Youth Changing the World

Greener School Cleaning SuppliesCheck out EWG’s report on health risks tied to school cleaning supplies, and learn about safer cleaning at school and at home

2018-2019 Carton 2 Garden Contest Entries due March 25, 2019 – Teachers, now is a great time to register for the #Carton2Garden contest! You’ll get tips on how to get started, plus exclusive free lesson plans. Plan now and start in spring term!