Rural Action Appalachian Green Teachers Project
May 4th Environmental Education Symposium
Part of one of the most biodiverse eco-regions in the world, Appalachian Ohio’s landscape is one of the region’s greatest educational assets. Rural Action’s Appalachian Green Teachers Project connects students and teachers with outdoor and environmental education opportunities that take advantage of this asset. Working with partners such as Little Cities of the Forest Collaborative, we worked with more than 20 teachers and 500 students in 2011-12 to reach academic content standards through hands-on experiences in the rolling hills of Southeast Ohio.
DRAFT agenda 11:00am-2:00pm Tecumseh Theater
11:00-11:15 Registration and Refreshments Tecumseh Theater
11:15-12:00 Joe Brehm and others: Appalachian Green Teachers Project Context, Overview, and Impacts
12:00-12:30 Teacher Presentations:
- Amrik Brar, Trimble High School: Trail Building
- Angie Plant, Millcreek Elementary: Pollinator Projects
- Jay Kline, Nelsonville-York Middle School: Air and Water Quality
- Sean Bartholic, Somerset: Tecumseh Lake Field Trip
12:30-1:00 Lunch at Tecumseh Theater w/ RASA: local foods in schools and Chesterhill PA
1:00-1:30 Small group discussions about environmental education in the region
1:30-1:45 Awards to first group of Appalachian Green Teachers and Americorps recognition.
1:45-2:00 Next Steps: Environmental Young Congress, etc.
RSVP by Friday, April 27th with Joe Brehm at (740) 767-2225 or firstname.lastname@example.org