February 2015

Dear Educators,

We want to know what you think. As we plan for another year of providing top-notch support to Whatcom County schools, we want your perspective on what is most needed. Please take a few moments to fill out our short questionnaire.


Thanks for sharing your valuable insight.




Marca Kidwell-Babcock and Jill Cofer's 3rd grade classrooms at Parkview Elementary completed the Green Classroom Certification challenge. Killing two birds with one stone, these clever instructors integrated their existing curriculum - presenting information through videos and PowerPoint - into their students' action projects.  Their crafty kids created videos and presentations depicting how easily we can - and must - conserve water. Take a minute to check them out if you can stand their cuteness.



These wily teachers met their academic state standards, incorporated current curriculum, and showed their students a fun time - all with the free support from our program. So clever. Their students even have their own YouTube playlist. Pay close attention; we may one day see their names in lights.


by Osiris, Kegan, Miriam, Ava, and Addison


Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival
February 19th-28th
Various time and locations
Free Admission

Insightful and moving films selected to encourage the community to explore and engage in critical issues. Top on our list are "No Land, No Food, No Life" and "Triple Divide".  See the full film schedule here.

Habitat in Bellingham Bay: Past, Present, and Future
February 25th
7:00-9:00 PM
Bellingham Public Library - Lecture Room (map)

Join us for a look at the transitions of habitat in Bellingham Bay from pre-industry to today. Hear from experts on the history of Bellingham Bay, how development has impacted habitat over the years, and ongoing efforts to restore the Bay with habitat restoration. Read more

Let Us Come to You
Schedule a brief info session for your next staff, PTA, or teacher meeting to gain a better understanding of how you, your students, and your school community can take the next step in greener education. Contact us at schools@re-sources.org or call (360) 733-8307 to set up a presentation today. 


Green Classroom FAQsfaq

Don't see the answer you're looking for? Send us an email to add your question to the FAQ list.


Q: What time commitment is needed to complete the Green Classroom Certification program?

 

A: We estimate you and your students will spend a total of 3-6 hours of class time for the entire program. This includes the in-class workshop (~1 hour), brainstorming and coming up with a classroom pledge (~30 minutes), completing your action project (~1-4 hours), and receiving your certification (~15 minutes). 


 
 

Q: How does the Green Classroom program fit into my grade-level curriculum?

 

A: Our program was developed to cover key concepts and meet state standards for every topic at every grade-level. Select your grade-level below to see what Common Core and Science Standards are met by our Green Classroom Certification Program. 

Kindergarten|  1st Grade  |  2nd Grade  |  3rd Grade |  4th Grade  |  5th Grade


 
  

Q: How do I register for the Green Classroom Certification Program?


A: For quick and easy registration, simply fill out our online registration form and we will email you a confirmation for a date a time that you've selected. If you have questions about our program or scheduling, feel free to email us at schools@re-sources.org and we'd be happy to accommodate your scheduling needs. 


A program to help teachers integrate conservation education into curriculum and initiate positive action in the classroom.  Read more. 



Kudos to our Current Participants!participants

Great job, teachers! Our hats off to you...

Linda Young's 2nd Grade Class at Geneva Elementary, Waste Reduction
Patty Keene's 3rd Grade Class at Wade King Elementary, Waste Reduction
Kathy Lorson-Howell's 2nd Grade Class at Geneva Elementary, Waste Reduction
Julia Ritchie's 2nd Grade Class at Geneva Elementary, Waste Reduction
Mike D'Hondt's 5th Grade Class at Happy Valley Elementary, Waste Reduction
Brooke Wertz' 5th Grade Class at Happy Valley Elementary, Waste Reduction
Marca Kidwell-Babcock's 3rd Grade Class at Parkview Elementary, Water Conservation
Jill Cofer's 3rd Grade Class at Parkview Elementary, Water Conservation
Ben Scherrer's 3rd Grade Class at Carl Cozier Elementary, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
David Barrett's 4th Grade Class at Carl Cozier Elementary, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
Liane Koester's 3rd Grade Class at Lowell Elementary, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
Susan Kelley's 1st Grade Class at Kendall Elementary, Waste Reduction
Michelle Brooks' 1st Grade Class at Kendall Elementary, Waste Reduction
Kim Fredere's 1st Grade Class at Kendall Elementary, Waste Reduction
Bette Mitchell's 4th Grade Class at Kendall Elementary, Water Conservation
Julie Harrison's 4th Grade Class at Kendall Elementary, Water Conservation
Justine Munoz's 4th Grade Class at Kendall Elementary, Water Conservation
Shelley Jefferson's 3rd Grade Class at Carl Cozier, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
Terri Cook's K-2nd Grade Class at Beach Elementary, Waste Prevention
Judy Thomas' 3rd-5th Grade Class at Beach Elementary, Waste Prevention
Mark Danielson's 5th Grade Class at Geneva Elementary, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
Lara Stark's 5th Grade Class at Geneva Elementary, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change


 
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