Project GREEN 2024

6th annual Project G.R.E.E.N.

Teacher Sustainability Summit

June 5th and 6th, 2024. 8:30-3:30. Riverstone International School

Registration for the 2024 Project GREEN Sustainability Summit is closed.

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Project GREEN 2024 Summit Details

This is the 6th year of the annual conference. This years theme is GRIT- get gritty and get sustainable!

Within this theme we are focusing on three threads:

    1. Environmental Field Experiences, partnerships and action. Featuring partners from the Boise School District  Environmental Field Experience and at large Ecological Restoration service partnership with groups such as the City of Boise and Trout Unlimited.
    2. Recycling AND Reductions. Deplasticize -Planet vs Plastics (global earth day theme)
    3. Student Engagement: including educating about Climate Change and Green Team formation and support.

 

Join us for Project GREEN 2024 and explore ecological restoration, service and partnerships, recycling and reductions with educators and sustainability professionals. Featuring a keynote and plenary speakers and student experiences. This year’s Summit is hosted by Riverstone International School and will include some local field trips.

 

This growing sustainability network focuses on resources, projects, field trips & curriculum that address local, regional & global issues & solutions. The main audience is teachers and administrators, but we encourage professionals, administrators, students and educators of all types to submit proposals to present and to attend! 

 

The first day of the summit will feature a Dr. Emily Wakild’s keynote address “Looking back to think forward: Spaces for History in Sustainability,” community professionals such as Ethan Sims from ICCH and student success (and near success) stories. The second day of the summit our plenary speaker,  Chris Pollow, will speak on the Idaho Power School Energy Champions and Cohort. The rest of the day will be more experiential and hands-on with breakout sessions, activities and field trips from a diverse set of educators and professionals from our partners and supporters.

Summit participants are welcomed to apply for grants to enable them to incorporate lessons and partnerships from the event into their classrooms. This year in addition to the Project GREEN Grants we are excited to be able to offer additional opportunities supported by the Ada Soil and Water Conservation District to teachers that design projects for student experiences around their community objectives: soil erosion prevention/control, soil health, water quality and conservation, watershed health and pollinator habitat!

Keynote Address

“Looking back to think forward: Spaces for History in Sustainability” Dr. Emily Wakild.

Emily Wakild is a Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Boise State University. She is the Cecil D. Andrus Endowed Chair for Environment and Public Lands in the School of Public Service. Dr. Wakild earned her PhD in Latin American history from the University of Arizona in 2007 and joined the History Department at Boise State in 2012, moving to Environmental Studies in 2018. She focuses her curriculum towards problem-based learning principles and Idaho as place in core classes. She strives to embed experiential learning throughout the environmental studies curriculum and in all of her courses. Dr. Wakild’s main academic research excavates documents, images, interviews, and fragments of the past to explain why and how large spaces for nature conservation emerged throughout the Americas. She has written and edited several books and received many awards and fellowships.

See Dr. Wakild’s full bio.

Thanks to our 2024 Sponsors and Partners. The success of the Project GREEN summit is made possible by all the support we get from our sponsors and partners. Project GREEN is also grateful to the committee members who help plan this event every year, making sure we stay relevant and fulfill our mission. THANK YOU sponsors, partners and committee members!

Looking Back

2023 Project GREEN Summit

Thank you 2023 Partners!

2024 Partnerships and Sponsorships available now

 

The WaterShed
The Partners for Clean Water
Idaho Environmental Education Association (IdEEA)
Basin School District
Boise School District
West Ada School District
Boise State University
Bogus Basin
City of Boise
Project Learning Tree

Check out the previous years Project GREEN Sustainability Summit here