Dear Educators,

The month of March is all about water, one of the most critical resources around the world. March 22nd marks UN World Water Day, a day  to celebrate water and make a difference for those who suffer from water related issues.  Engage students in water issues this month with water lessons and celebrate with local events or a trip to your favorite shoreline at a nearby state park

Want to do more? The Sustainable Schools team is offering our Green Classroom workshops all month long - challenge students to find connections to water with our waste prevention or energy efficiency and climate change workshop. Check your grade-level NGSS recommendations , see what availability we have, and register today to secure your spot! 

D on't forget -  Earth Day is coming up on Friday, April 22nd! Plan and register your workshop today to guarantee you make it into our schedule.

In kindness,
Haley Mountain
Green Classroom Coordinator
Upcoming Water Eventslocalevents
Sunday, March 20th
Anytime 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free and Open to All

Join the City of Bellingham in celebrating World Water Day with the 8th annual Walk for Water event. Walk a 2.3 mile loop between the Fairhaven Village Green and Boulevard Park. Along the path, a mixture of posters created by students  in our  Green Classroom Certification program  and signs with water facts will be showcased. At the halfway point, take a hydration break and participate in the blind Whatcom water taste test. After the event, information on new and exciting projects around the City will be available. First  100 participants will receive a free stainless steel water bottle.  Read more.

Saturday, March 19th and March 26th
Entire Day, Dawn to Dusk
Free; No Discover Pass Required

What better way to celebrate water than to visit the beautiful, pristine state parks that showcase the streams, rivers, lakes, and bays we have here in the Pacific Northwest? On March 19th, join the State Parks in celebrating its 103rd birthday, and the following weekend, celebrate Saturday Spring Day. On both days, Discover Passes will not be required to park at and enjoy the parks.  Find your park.

Saturday, March 19th
9:00 AM (Check in at 8:30)
Fairhaven Green - 1207 10th Street, Bellingham ( map)
$50 donation

Join the Bellingham team, Deliberate Surge, and others around the world to support clean water to those in Africa. 6k (3.72 miles) is the average distance people in Africa must walk for water. Y our registration fee provides lasting clean water to one child in Africa and on race day you walk or run with that unique child's picture on your race bib. Read more.

Tuesday, March 22nd

World Water Day is an opportunity for people around the world to learn, share, and support all aspects of our most critical resource, water. This year's theme, water and jobs, brings attention to the power of water to transform people's lives. Almost half of the world's workers work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery. This year, explore how better water means better jobs.  Read more.

Water Activitieslessons
  • Help students of all grades understand global water supply with connections to language arts, technology, geography, and math.
  • Explore the extensive list of lesson plans provided by PennState, including topics such as fish anatomy, watershed tourism, aquatic insects, properties of water, and pH.

Staff meeting Info Session: Green Ed Made Easy 

Gain a better understanding of how you, your students, and your school community can  take the next step in greener education . The Green Classroom Coordinator will give a quick program overview and be ready to answer all of your questions. 

Contact us at  or call (360) 733-8307 ext 100 to set up a staff presentation today. Read More.

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