This Week on Green Strides: Farm to School

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This Week on Green Strides: Farm to School with the Dept. of Agriculture

The 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 literacy, including STEM, green careers, and civic engagement.>>>  These are all the tools that help schools and districts move toward the aims of our U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools recognition award.

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, 2-3 p.m. An Energy Literate Citizenry from K to Grey (DOE)

Feb. 13, 2013, 4-5 p.m. Emerging ʺGreenʺ Technologies: OMEGA: Offshore Membrane Enclosure for Growing Algae (NASA)

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

Feb. 27, 2013, 4-5 p.m. Healthy Living – Healthy Students (NWF)

Mar. 6, 2013, 2-3 p.m. Integrated Pest Management in Schools: Protecting Children from Pests and Pesticides (EPA)

Mar. 13, 2013, 4-5 p.m. Food and Fitness (NASA)

Mar. 20, 2013, 4-5 p.m. Radiation Exposure on Earth (NASA)


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Healthy and Sustainable School Food Journalism Awards

Together with prize-winning journalist Michael Pollan, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and Alice Waters of the Edible Schoolyard Project, the Earth Day Network food journalism competition seeks to mobilize a healthy school movement across the nation. Articles submitted for its competition must focus on the benefits of and best practices that advance the goal of healthy and sustainable school food.  The deadline for this contest with cash prizes and national recognition is February 28th >>>


Building Healthy Academic Communities Summit

Paper and poster abstracts are being accepted for the Building Health Academic Communities National Summit on April 24, in Columbus, OH. Abstract submissions will be accepted through Friday, January 25, here in the following categories: Faculty and staff wellness, Student wellness, Academic medical center health & wellness programming and research.>>>


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The Educator Toolbox is jam-packed with helpful resources to make your challenging job just a little easier. Here you will find background resources to help you understand forests and grasslands, professional development opportunities and resources, and a collection of great materials and programs organized by grade-level. >>>