Sustainable Schools Webinar Series
Eco-Schools USA's Sustainable Schools Webinar Series gives teachers, administrators, students and anyone interested in the Eco-Schools USA program the opportunity to hear presentations from our staff, likeminded partners and teachers in the field. The series will offer best practices for implementing the program, and provide a forum for questions and discussion.
Each webinar features two to three speakers and provides a question and answer session to encourage discussion among the participants and speakers.
January 23rd, 2013: 10 Million Kids Outdoors Playing and Learning. National Wildlife Federation, along with our partner National Recreation and Park Association, has set a goal to get 10 Million new kids outside for 90 minutes a week for outdoor play and learning. Discover how time in nature is beneficial for children in a variety of ways and how you can join the revolution. 4-5 p.m. EST. (This is a joint webinar between Schoolyard Habitats and Eco-Schools USA) Register now!
February 12, 2013: Young Reporters for the Environment. Young Reporters for the Environment USA is hosting a webinar to provide students and educators with an overview of the competition and tips to craft a winning entry. The submission deadline is March 15, 2013, so don't miss this chance to get all the scoop! 5-6 p.m. EST. Register now!
February 27, 2013: Healthy Living - Healthy Students. Join us to discuss the importance of outdoor time in fostering healthy lifestyles. Children are spending more time indoors and under the watchful eye of child-serving institutions. We will explore how NWF’s programs are getting kids outdoors by creating outdoor classrooms, edible school gardens, and natural playscapes and how this makes students healthier! 4-5 p.m. EST. Register now!
May 7, 2013: New Eco-Schools USA Dashboard. In an effort to meet the needs of Eco-Schools, we have updated school profile pages and created virtual dashboards for each school. Schools can now display information publicly about the awards they have received, their shrinking environmental footprint, and their program goals. Join this webinar to learn how the you can update your dashboard and use it to meet your goals. 7-8 p.m. EST. Register now!
October 9, 2013: The Cool School Challenge: Addressing Energy Efficiency and Climate Change in K-12 Schools. As you kick-off a new school year join Eco-Schools USA as we host a U. S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools Green Strides webinar. Learn how to engage the student body and school community in this sustainable practices challenge…who will reduce their carbon footprint the most??!! Join us to learn more about this STEM focused, place-based, and experiential learning opportunity. Will your school be a “Cool School”? 4-5 p.m. EST. Register now!
If you are unable to participate online a copy of the presentation will be available for download from this page after the webinar. Webinars are a free resource for Eco-Schools USA participants and partners. Please contact email@example.com with any questions or to suggest webinar topics.
RECORDINGS OF PAST WEBINARS
Gardening for Nutrition and Wildlife. (January 16, 2013) We will examine how you can help the environment and improve the well being of your students at the same time. Learn how you can address physical education, healthy living and science all at once by having a Nutritional Garden for Kids and Wildlife. Together we can make kids healthier--one bite and one step at a time.
Introduction to our New Pathways. (August 15, 2012) The Eco-Schools USA team is introducing four new pathways to the Eco-Schools USA program. Join us to learn about the new pathways and how they can help you in your school greening efforts. View a recording of this webinar here. (Note, after pressing play, you will need to wait 1 minute, 8 seconds for the webinar to begin.)
Exploring Biodiversity Globally! (April 11, 2012) Explore diversity through an amazing Butterfly Farm in the hills of Costa Rica. This webinar is a great way to explore biodiversity on a global dimension. Note that this webinar is geared towards students. View a recording of this webinar here. (Note, after pressing play, you will need to wait a few minutes for the webinar to begin.)
How to Engage Administrators, the School Board, and the Greater Community in Your Efforts. (January 11, 2012) Advice on how to get support to help you implement the Eco-Schools USA program. View a recording of this webinar here.
Introduction to Eco-Schools USA. (March 23, 2011) Basic program overview, providing information on how the program can help schools on the path towards sustainability. View a recording of this webinar here.
Eco-Schools USA on a Budget. (May 4, 2011) Tools and tips for greening your school on a tight budget. View a recording of this webinar here. (Note that you need to fast forward because the webinar does not begin until 20 minutes into the recording)
Back to School with Eco-Schools USA. (August 10, 2011) Inspirational case studies and information on how to align the program with state standards. View a recording of this webinar here. (Note that you need to fast forward because the webinar does not begin until 15 minutes into the recording)