The goal of Project G.R.E.E.N. (Green Resources and Environmental Educator Network) is to encourage sustainability in Southwestern Idaho and beyond by supporting K-12 educators. More specifically, Project GREEN is designed to: provide an opportunity for educator networking and making connections to encourage communication outside of the Summit, inform and engage the teachers with available resources throughout the state, and provide a venue for the dissemination of current information and resources from the stakeholders/experts in the community (providing a united group of goals and objectives).
The 2020 Project GREEN Summit will be hosted by the Basin School District in Idaho City, ID! The theme is GET OUT! Rediscovering the Original Classroom. Idaho provides so many opportunities in the outdoors, and we will focus on strategies for using our outdoor classroom. Additionally, we will look at the unique challenges faced by rural and remote school districts and invite teachers from Idaho and beyond to join us.
This year we will have speakers, breakout activities and presentations, an on-site service project and even a zipline for STEAM education in the outdoor classroom. Sign up today!
There will be Park and Rideshare opportunities from Boise. Participants are also invited to camp in the forest on-site at no additional charge. The Springs, a hot springs resort in Idaho City, has seven rooms at the Inn the Pines which are available by reservation. Locally crafted and sustainably served lunches from Trudy’s Kitchen and Idaho City Grocery will be provided each day.
Dirk Anderson, the Bogus Basin Environmental Education & Stewardship Coordinator, will deliver an address on sense of place. He grew up in Idaho City and has been an important participant in education and sustainability in the Boise area.
Forest Field Day. Sign up for the 3rd day of the Project GREEN Summit, and you will:
Registration is open for early bird (specific districts) and at-large sign-ups.
Registration for the Summit is $50 for the first two days or $65 to participate in all three days. There is one CE credit available for attending Project GREEN June 4th and 5th. Participants that attend the adjunct Forest Field Day are eligible to earn a second CE credit. All participants seeking CE credits must also register with NNU ( links will be provided with your registration receipt- please ensure you register for the course that matches your Summit registration). NNU charges $60/per credit.
If you want to be part of the planning committee or if you want to share a success from your classroom or office, please fill out this form to join the growing group of professionals and teachers dedicating their time to facilitating sustainable experiences for our region.
Thanks to all the volunteers, teachers and professionals who give their time to make this event so meaningful and successful.
Basin School District
Boise State University
Boise School District
West Ada School District
Bureau of Land Management
Intermountain Society of American Foresters, Snake River Chapter
City of Boise
The Partners for Clean Water
The 2019 Project GREEN Teacher Summit was a great success! Over the two day event, we had great speakers and breakout presenters, but the shining stars were several impressive groups of students who displayed leadership, learning, and the desire to create their own sustainable future by finding successes in their schools with supportive mentors and administrators.
Thank you to everyone who helped plan the event and all our attendees, and a special thank you to our keynote speaker Dennis Nelson, President & CEO of Project WET!