Happy Holidays from ED Facilities, Health and Environment Programs!

Green Strides Design

May 2013 be full of Green Strides for all schools! 

Mark Your Calendar Now: The Green Strides Webinar Series Continues in 2013 

Through the Green Strides Webinar Series hundreds of state, local and school officials and their communities are tuning in to learn how to reduce their schools’ environmental impact and costs; improve health and wellness; and provide effective environmental education, including STEM, green careers, and civic engagement.  The Series provides administrators, educators, parents and interested third parties the resources to move toward the exemplary levels of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools>>> 

Jan. 9, 2013, 4-5 p.m.: Using Remote Sensing to Quantify Changes over Time (NASA) 

Jan. 16, 2013, 4-5 p.m.: Food for Thought: Space Food and Nutrition (NASA) 

Jan. 23, 2013, 2-3 p.m. Farm to School Program (USDA) 

Jan. 30, 2013, 4-5 p.m.  Eyes on the Earth- Global Climate Change (NASA) 

Feb. 6, 2013, 4-5 p.m. An Energy Literate Citizenry from K to Grey (DOE) 

Feb. 13, 2013, 4-5 p.m. Emerging ʺGreenʺ Technologies (NASA) 

Feb. 20, 2013, 4-5 p.m. Climate Time Machine (NASA) 

Know An Outstanding Environmental Educator? 

The applications for 2013-2014 ED Washington and Classroom Teaching Ambassador Fellowships are now available and will close on January 29, 2013. Teaching Ambassador Fellows are outstanding teachers, with a record of leadership, strong communication skills, and insights into educational policy based in classroom expertise. All Teaching Ambassador Fellows spend a year learning about key federal programs and policies; sharing their expertise with federal staff; and providing outreach and communication about federal initiatives to other educators on behalf of the Department. More information>>> 

Newtown in our Thoughts this Holiday 

View video messages about the tragedy from Arne Duncan.  Visit ED's Readiness and Emergency Management Technical Assistance Center>>>  

Sandy Resources and Facilities Restoration Funding 

The multi-agency Sandy recovery support continues.  Find a list of resources, including school facilities restoration funding grants here>>>