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).
Call for presenters and past grant winners. We would love to have you present on your sustainability successes and share the pathways you found to enable your students to thrive in creating a more sustainable future for themselves!
If you are interested in sharing a 5 minute success story or presenting a larger topic about sustainability in your classroom that other teachers could adopt then…
The 2022 Project GREEN Summit will be hosted by several partners. Day 1 is at Highlands Elementary School in the morning and Bogus Basin in the afternoon. On Friday we will meet at the Basin School District in Idaho City, ID. The theme is GET OUT! Rediscovering the Outdoor Classroom. Idaho provides so many outdoors opportunities and we will focus on strategies for using our outdoor classroom.
This year we will have speakers, breakout activities and presentations, potential grant opportunities and of course the connection to an in-person regional network of professionals and educators.
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On the first day of the summit we will meet at Highlands Elementary School at the base of Bogus Basin. We will hear student and teacher success stories, get to know the 2022 Project GREEN cohort and hear from regional sustainability professionals. Coffee and snacks will be provided courtesy of Partners for Clean Water for the morning – bring a reusable water bottle and coffee mug. We will break for lunch which will be on your own. Check out a nearby restaurant or eat at the lodge at Bogus Basin (if open). We will set up a carpool arrangement in the morning for the drive up to Bogus Basin.
In the afternoon we will convene at Bogus Basin for a forest walk with Dirk Anderson, the Bogus Basin Environmental Education and Stewardship Coordinator as well as regional foresters. We will have activities and lessons that you can use in your classroom or school yard – even without taking a field trip to the top of Shaffer Butte.
Basin School District has a unique land management situation. Discover how lessons from Idaho City can be easily adapted to your curriculum. We will explore soils, water, beavers, school-managed forestry, mining, fire and fuels and more. Please bring a sack lunch and water bottle for this day of forest exploration. Partners for Clean Water will provide coffee and snacks, and we encourage you to bring a reusable mug.
Registration is open for early bird (specific districts) and at-large sign-ups.
Registration for the Summit is $40. There is one CE credit available for attending Project GREEN June 9th and 10th. All participants seeking CE credits must also register with NNU (links will be provided with your registration receipt). NNU charges $60/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 School District
West Ada School District
Partners for Clean Water
City of Boise
The Partners for Clean Water
The 2021 Project GREEN Teacher Sustainability Summit was a great success! A big thank you to Treasure Valley Canopy Network and all of our sponsors and presenters. We have amazing teachers and students who are really making a difference. A big thank you to the Project GREEN planning committee that makes this event meaningful and successful year after year.
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!