June Community Forum: Present & Future of Environmental Education in WS Schools

The Sustainable West Seattle June 18 Community Forum will be a panel presentation and community discussion on Environmental Education in West Seattle Schools.

The event features a diverse panel and will take place starting at 6:00 pm in the Denny International Middle School Galleria, 2160 SW Kenyon St.

Panel members include:

Many of our schools and non-profits in West Seattle are doing great work educating about the environment and ecology, greening their schools, and getting students outside learning through gardening and hands-on exploration of our natural spaces.

Come to the forum and learn about the state standards and environmental literacy plan, and which programs are being promoted locally to assist schools. Learn about assets we have in this community that make the teaching of environmental education both exciting, close, and convenient, and share what you and your school are doing.

Teachers and Students throughout West Seattle are encouraged to come and share during discussion what they are doing to improve and create awareness of the environment and to green their schools.

Non-Profits and other Educational groups promoting environmental awareness will also be on hand to share their work in the schools and with children in West Seattle.
We’re fortunate here in West Seattle with great natural assets such as the beaches at  Alki, Schmitz Preserve, the forests and streams of the Delridge valley and Camp Long along with many other natural features. West Seattle has active non-profits looking to share their expertise and interests, and schools that are committing to greening themselves.

Let’s get together and discuss and brainstorm how we can build connections and strengthen environmental education for our students going forward.

This event sponsored and promoted by Sustainable West Seattle, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the Nature Consortium.

For more information, contact Bill Reiswig, Sustainable West Seattle, phone (home) 206-768-8463, or (work) 206-883-7040.

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