June 2016 News

In This Issue
Green Schools 2017 Student Co-President In the News
Congratulations to One of Our NGSS Chapters
South Shore Indie Music Festival
June is Great Outdoors Month
Attention,...Kid Scientists!
Upcoming EPA Webinar
Programs and Competitions
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What a success! Thank you to all who attend the 2016 Green Schools Summit that took place at  Waterworks Museum  on May 26, 2016!

Congratulations to ALL of our 2016 Green Difference Award Winners The Green Difference Award Ceremony was held at the MA State House - Great Hall on May 27, 2016. 
More exciting news to share about these events coming soon!
Green Schools 2017 Student Co-President In the News
Green Schools is more than proud to share this amazing story featuring the great work done by our very own 2017 Student Co-President, Olivia Gieger.   Congratulations Olivia! Your hard work and determination brought about positive change! Read Olivia's story.
Congratulations to One of Our NGSS Chapters
Congratulations to National Green Schools Society Chapter Advisor Lori LaFrance and her environmental sustainability class' students for receiving President Obama's Environmental Youth Award! 

Read about their great work for positive change. 
South Shore Indie Music Festival 

An invitation to the South Shore Indie Music Festival at Fuller Craft Museum
Join us Saturday, June 11, 12:00 - 8:00 pm.
18 bands, 6 art exhibitions, 2 stages, 1 beautiful day
455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301  508.588.6000 www.fullercraft.org
The South Shore Indie Music Festival 2016 is an all-day, outdoor live music festival at Fuller Craft Museum, from 12:00 to 8:00 pm on June 11, 2016 (rain date June 12), featuring over 18 live bands throughout the course of the day on two stages outside the Museum and on Porters Pond. Enjoy food trucks, the SolarCity Sustainability Film Series, craft activities, and more.

Purchase your tickets today and see the schedule of artists.

Check out the artist playlist on Spotify!

Check out our video on YouTube which shows the Museum from the sky.
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June is Great Outdoors Month
June is  Great Outdoors Month : a celebration of our parks and waters and the many ways to enjoy them. It's also a time to reflect on what we can do to preserve America's natural spaces for the enjoyment of future generations.  Looking for ways to get kids outdoors and active this  Great Outdoors Month?  Check out these nationwide events in June:  National Trails Day  is June 4th,  Get Outdoors Day is June 11th, and the  Great American Campout is June 25th. 
Attention, Kid Scientists! - The President Wants Your Ideas on Science and Technology
Upcoming EPA Webinar
Bringing Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality to Your School Through EPA's Energy Savings Plus Health Guidelines
Thursday, June 16, 2016
1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT

This webinar will include-
  • An introduction to the Energy Savings Plus Health Guide and the accompanying Checklist Generator, a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that helps you create a custom verification checklist for both your building upgrades and concurrent IAQ assessment protocols for each step of the upgrade process
  • Information on best practices, procedures, policies and key principles that facility managers need to understand to effectively protect IAQ while increasing energy efficiency during renovation projects
  • A case study from a school district that successfully implemented energy efficiency measures while protecting and improving indoor air quality and occupant health in several of the district's buildings
  • A question-and-answer session

11th Annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education
June 21-24, 2016, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
The 2016 Summer Institute will focus on our newest middle school curriculum resource:  Next Generation Climate.  
Programs and Competitions
Summer Science Academy at Bridgewater State University 
Registration is now open for the Summer Science Academy.  The Summer Science Academy offers one-week science classes for students entering grades 6-12 in the fall of 2016.  This unique program allows students to work as scientists and is designed to inspire students about science while providing them with the foundations necessary for further scientific exploration The Summer Science Academy Session I runs from July 11-15; Session II runs from July 18-22; Session III runs from July 25-July 29.

Apply Now for Teachers on the Estuary program on Cape Cod
July 25-29, 2016
Explore coastal habitats and conduct field studies.  Interact with local scientists and experienced coastal educators.   Bring local and national data into your classroom. Co nnect to MA STE and Next Generation Science Standards.  Learn how to guide student investigations. Apply to attend our four day Teachers on the Estuary: Investigating a Changing Environment course this summer (with follow up session in November). This project is grant-funded so we are able to offer $200 stewardship project implementation mini grants, equipment and supplies, free housing and lunches. PDPs are free or 3 graduate credits are available for  $225 through Framingham University. Learn More

2016 White House Student Film Festival 
Deadline: July 15, 2016
Have hopes for the future? Thoughts on how your generation will bring them to life? Love to make films - or ever just secretly wished to give it a shot? Well, this is your chance!
From now through July 15th, 2016, we'll be accepting submissions for the third annual White House Student Film Festival. Our theme is "The World I Want To Live In" and we're inviting U.S. students, grades K-12, to participate. Tell us what you hope the future will hold for us - sci-fi lasers? flying cars? yourself as President? - in the form of a short film. It can be fictional, animated, live-action documentary, or anything else you dream up. We're just excited to see what you make!  Learn More
Educator Resources from Eversource
Educators, would you say you are struggling with creating an environment where students can experience real life challenges and do it at their own pace to maximize the learning experience? Or how about having the proper materials due to budget constraints? Even struggling with becoming the facilitator and letting the student self guide to the answers? E versource offers programs to educate students on energy efficiency and energy conservation There are 3-4 lessons that are curriculum based and that are at no cost to the school or you.

Watts-Ville is a 30 minute interactive life-size board game where the class will be in two teams and to advance each team will have to answer energy-based questions. For a video about Watts-Ville, click here.

  For more information visit eversourceinschool.com , email eversourceschoolprogram@eversource.com or call 1.617.929.8600
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