Green Learning is a free educational guide designed for third grade students. Written according to Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) guidelines by a team of experts who work in the region’s public works and public utilities departments, this resource connects students to their environment by combining educational information with colorful maps, interesting facts, and interactive activities to teach concepts such as watershed education, pollution prevention, stormwater management, water conservation, and resource management.
Green Learning was created by askHRgreen.org, a public education and outreach program that encourages environmental stewardship among all residents here in southeastern Virginia. It is funded by the 17 local governments in Hampton Roads and administered through the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC). Your contacts in York County are listed below. Please feel free to use these individuals
as a resource (or even for a class presentation!) in the future:
Recycling & Beautification: Samantha McNeil
Stormwater Education: Ivan Shelton
Fats, Oils, and Grease: Michael Coy
Water Awareness: Joe Brogan
An accompanying teacher’s guide has also been developed to enhance the use of Green Learning in the classroom. The teacher’s guide includes suggested resources and additional educational activities, and identifies the SOLs met by each section of Green Learning. You can also download the teacher’s guide at http://askhrgreen.org/gtk-gtd/green-learning-educational-guide/.
We also wanted to let you know about an Environmental Education Mini Grant available to your classrooms. askHRgreen.org offers grants of up to $500 for environmentally-themed projects and may be used to fund a portion of or an entire project. All Hampton Roads school teachers (K-12) are eligible to apply. More information is available at: http://askhrgreen.org/grants/environmental-education-minigrant/.