3rd annual Project G.R.E.E.N. Teacher Summit

June 4-5th, 2020

Optional Forest Field Day – June 6th

Idaho City, ID

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).

Project GREEN 2020 Summit Details

 

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!

Lodging and Transportation

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.

Keynote Address by Dirk Anderson

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 Saturday June 6th

Forest Field Day. Sign up for the 3rd day of the Project GREEN Summit, and you will:

  • Engage all your senses in a fun-filled day exploring local forests.
  • Learn about Idaho trees, forest ecology, fire and more. Discuss challenges facing our forests.
  • Spend the day with professional foresters from Society of American Foresters and local state and federal agencies.
  • Use forester tools to measure and core trees.
  • Visit the USFS Boise Basin Experimental Forest and learn about studies on flammulated owls and more.
  • Visit State Endowment Land and learn about the role these forests play in funding Idaho schools.
  • Get training in Project Learning Tree and take home PLT activities to use with your students.
  • Earn an additional credit (non-credit seekers are also welcome).
  • Lunch and transportation to the forest sites are provided.
  • Did we mention you get to spend the day out in the forest?

Registration Details

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.

Register for Project GREEN here!

Please select the correct link from the list below.

Basin School District Teacher Early Bird

Boise School District Teacher Early Bird. FULL – Please register using the Teacher or Participant link below

West Ada School District Teacher Early Bird
Teacher or Participant

Thank you to our Sponsors and Contributors!

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

Mountain Ministry

The Partners for Clean Water

2019 Summit Recap

 

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!