Project Learning Tree is proud to be a part of the U.S. Department of Education 2013 Green Strides Webinar Series. Five new webinars will be anchored by dynamic PLT student Green Teams from across the nation, along with education and environmental professionals. Students and/or teachers can register now.
All webinars are free, made possible in part by generous funding from the U.S. Forest Service.
- Green Jobs and Careers in Natural Resources
Wednesday, April 10, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
Green jobs and clean energy careers have been growing at a phenomenal pace and analysts project the trend will continue. Join conservation education professionals along with Green Team students who aspire to embrace green jobs as a career pursuit. They will share how greening their schools is helping prepare students for college and careers. More information about the presenters.
- GreenSchools! and STEM
Wednesday, April 24, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
This webinar will demonstrate how STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math) can be seamlessly integrated into the school curriculum using PLT’s GreenSchools! Investigations and grant program as a model for schools. More information about the presenters.
- Bringing Climate Change Home
Wednesday, May 1, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
Discover an interactive atlas where students can learn about climate change using computer modeling, plus a new interactive online resource, ClimateChangeLIVE, helps answer the question, "What does climate change mean to me?
- Authentic Student Voice and Leadership in GreenSchools!
Wednesday, May 29, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
Student voice is the individual and collective perspective and actions of young people within the context of learning and education. This webinar will feature dynamic Green Team student leaders who will share compelling and personal testimonials about the transformative power of student leadership in the Green Schools movement.
- What Can We Learn from Schoolyard Trees?
Wednesday, October 16, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
Students will discuss how they used PLT’s GreenSchools! School Site Investigation to critically assess their school yards, and what they have done to improve them. The Smithsonian Museum and Casey Trees Foundation will share tools and resources, for example, how to calculate the “real” value of a tree’s services, such as energy savings, clean water and air, and carbon sequestration.
For more information, contact James McGirt at email@example.com or 202-463-2728.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Green Strides Webinar Series provides school communities the tools to reduce their schools’ environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and teach effective environmental education. They are desigend to provide all schools access to the resources that help them move toward the Pillars of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition award.