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  • Presented by: Christina Stallings Roberson July 22, 2011, John Marshall HS, OKC PS August 5, 2011 – Casady School, OKC August 12, 2011 – Fulton Resource Center, Tulsa Welcome to the Oklahoma Green Schools Program
    • SCHEDULE FOR TODAY
    • 8:30 – Registration, Welcome, Resource Table
    • 9:00 – Ice breaker Activity and Introductions
    • 9:30 – Opening Powerpoint Q & A
    • Service Learning Overview
    • 10:30 – Group: PLT School Investigations on Energy and
    • Environmental Quality/ Tool Kit Demonstrations
    • 12:00 – Lunch and Networking
    • 12:30 – PLT School Investigation Exploration Activity
        • Water
        • Waste & Recycling
        • School Site
    • 2:00 – Concluding Activity
  • Many OK educators expressed the desire to have a program to support, promote and recognize “green” activities within their schools. This state committee was assembled in 2008 to coordinate the Environmental, Educational and Energy resources from governmental agencies, academia, organizations and private industry/utilities to benefit Oklahoma Schools. Who Are We ? Why Are We Here? Why Now?
      • First pilot year 2009 – 2010 (~ 10 schools)
      • Second pilot year 2010 – 2011 (~20 schools)
  • Program Partners
    • Chair : Jeff Wegener , AIA, LWPB Architecture / U.S. Green Building Council/ OK Chapter
    • Carmen Clay , Casady School, Service Learning Coordinator
    • Donney Dorton , OG&E Demand Side Management (DSM)
    • Andrea Palmer , National Program Coordinator, Guaranteed Watt Savers (GWS)
    • Kelly Parker , P.E., President, Guaranteed Watt Savers (GWS)
    • Beth Landon , Oklahoma City University, Department of Biology
    • Jennifer Gooden Siebold , OKC Office of Sustainability
    • Dawn Casey, PSO Energy Education and Outreach
    • Les Pace , President, Pace Applied Technologies, Inc.
    • Susie Shields , OK DEQ, Land Protection Sustainability Educator
    • Christina Stallings Roberson , ODAFF/Forestry, PLT Coordinator
    • Carolyn Sullivan , OK Dept. of Commerce, State Energy Office
    • Gail Loving , OK State Dept. of Education, Science Assessment
    • Sara Ivey , OK Water Resources Board
    • Gayle Bartholomew , OK Office of the Secretary of Environment (OSE)
    • Kylah McNabb, OK Dept of Commerce, Career & Technology Education
    • Ilda Hershey , OSU Extension Project Learning Tree (PLT)
    • Craig Immel, Green Property Funds OK Sierra Club
    • Melody Martin, OGE Energy Corp OK Sustainability Network (OSN)
    • Sonny Wilkinson, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful
  • Benefits of Greening Your School
    • 20% of America goes to school every day and ¼ of those are in unhealthy buildings
    • Cost-effective enhancement of student performance
    • On average, a GS can save $100,000 per year which = 2 teachers, 200 computers or 5000 text books
    • GS is a healthy learning environment with correct lighting and safe air
    • Average asthma reduction of 38.5% in green buildings
    • Proper lighting increases student achievement
    • Financial benefits of greening schools outweigh the cost
    Green school (GS) – a school building or facility that creates a healthy environment that is conducive to learning while saving resources, energy and money. (USGBC)
  • To educate and empower Oklahoma students and teachers to make a difference in their schools and communities through an increased understanding of environmental issues leading to stewardship of resources and personal responsibility.   Oklahoma GreenSchools Mission Statement
  • The goal of the program is to help schools identify opportunities to “green” your buildings and operations ranging from the solid waste you generate, to the indoor environment you provide, and to the energy and supplies you consume. The OK GreenSchools (GS) committee, website and listserv are resources to help each school achieve its own goals. The program has been divided into three tracks: Track 1 : School Investigations (student led) Track 2 : Energy Star for Schools (EPA certification) Track 3 : LEED for Schools (both retrofits and new construction) Schools can participate in any of the tracks, at any time. Program Description
    • Project Learning Tree (pick up a brochure on the ‘Resource’ table)
      • Award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-grade 12. PLT, a program of the American Forest Foundation and sponsored in the state by OK Forestry Services, is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad, incorporating all elements of both the natural and built environments. PLT continues to set the standard for environmental education excellence teaching students “how to think not what to think”.
    Track 1: School Investigations Project Learning Tree (PLT)
    • This track includes environmental education and service learning projects, as well as opportunities for low level funding of green projects. Also included are the student led Project Learning Tree (PLT) School Investigations in:
    • Energy
    • Water
    • Waste & Recycling
    • Environmental Quality
    • School Site www.plt.org
    Track 1: School Investigations
    • 1.) GET STARTED:
    • Be sure you are on the GreenSchools listserv!!! ‘Receive Our Updates’
    • Designate a school “Green Team” (May include teacher coordinators, facility/maintenance manager, administrator, PTA reps kitchen manager, nurse/counselor and, of course, students)
    • Register as a Green School on both the national and state websites:
      • www.plt.org www.pltgreenschools.org ( download PLT Investigations)
      • www.okgreenschools.org
    • Calculate your school’s carbon footprint (examples on OK GS website) – establishes a baseline and creates awareness of school issues and opportunities
    • Choose and conduct 1 of the 5 PLT GS Investigations
    • Set your school’s CO2 reduction goal [see what other schools are doing!]
    Track 1: School Investigations School Requirements
    • 2.) TAKE ACTION:
    • Examine ‘ Resources’ section of OK GS website for action ideas & funding
    • Present student-designed report of findings and recommendations to school decision-makers
    • Develop and implement a SERVICE-LEARNING ACTION PROJECT from information generated by student findings
    • Other Suggestions-
    • Host an EE teacher professional development workshop (PLT, WET, WILD…)
    • Invite a guest speaker: energy professional, Farm ->School program, etc
    • State Energy Office- funding for professional energy audit of your building!
    • Field trip- recycling center, compost facility, energy generation plant, etc
    • Outreach to community and home on collaborative ‘Green’ event
    Track 1: School Investigations School Requirements (continued…)
    • 3.) CHALLENGE OTHERS:
    • Provide case studies and reports to OK GS Committee
    • Other Ideas -
    • Establish a Greening Our School web page on school or district website to post reports and photographs of student work
    • Mentor other schools in your district or region
    • Utilize PR and social media to highlight successful projects
    Track 1: School Investigations School Requirements (continued…)
  • Track One Follow These Steps to Green Your School
    • www.okgreenschools.org Click on ‘Program Overview’, then on Track One
    • Form your School Green Team
    • Oklahoma Green Schools Registration
    • Download PLT School Investigations
    • Calculate students’ carbon footprint, establish a baseline and goals.
    • Tools are available for use in PLT School Investigations
      • Check out an OK Green Schools Program Tool Kit
      • Watch Tool Kit demo video
      • See list of what’s in the Tool Kit
    • Report Back to Us
    • Take Action!
    • Challenge Others!
    • TOOLKIT FOR SCHOOL INVESTIGATIONS
    • EPA TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS INDOOR AIR QUALITY KIT
    • FUNDING INFORMATION for recycling bins, trees for school grounds, rainwater barrels, compost bins, diesel fuel conversion for school buses, fluorescent lamp replacement, and much more
    • RECOGNITION for participation in the program. Your school will receive an Oklahoma Green Schools flag to proudly display at your school 
    Track 1: School Investigations Benefits
  • Deer Creek MS Flag Presentation
  • Strong Focus On Service Learning What is Service Learning???
  • Strong Focus On Service Learning
    • Service-learning is NOT ONLY …
    • An episodic volunteer program
    • An add-on to an existing school or college curriculum
    • Logging a set number of community service hours in order to graduate, participate in a club (NHS, Key, Leadership)
    • Compensatory service assigned as a form of punishment by the courts or by school administrators
    • Only for high school or college students
    • One-sided: benefiting only students or only the community
  • Strong Focus On Service Learning
    • Service-learning IS…
    • Service-learning experiences require both components; they are age-appropriate and engaging to the participants and of observable value to the community; they contribute to the participants understanding of civic life and address an identified need in the community (school).
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    • Service-learning activities have clearly-stated objectives for the participants, are integrated with the curriculum, and formally recognized; school board policies, student records, SDE.
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  • Strong Focus On Service Learning
    • Service-learning IS…
    • Service-learning involves and engages youth with every aspect of the process from planning and decision-making to evaluating the quality and effectiveness of the experience with gentle guidance from adults. (feedback, iterative)
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    • Service-learning experiences foster a consideration of differing viewpoints and the group decision-making skills to work toward a consensus.
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  • Strong Focus On Service Learning
    • Service-learning IS…
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    • Service-learning experiences involve participants with a variety of talents (professional/business and scientific, non-traditional and community-based organizations) coming together to establish a shared vision, to set common goals to address community needs, and to implement a plan of action.
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    • Service-learning experiences include the on-going processes of investigating community needs, preparing for service, action, reflection, demonstration of learning and impacts, and celebration.
    • (investigation, preparation, action, evaluation, celebration )
  • Strong Focus On Service Learning
    • Service-learning Websites and Organizations:
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    • www.servicelearning.org
    • www.statefarm.com (use search engine for ‘service learning’)
    • Youth Service America (YSA)
    • National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC)
        • THE National Service Learning Conference!
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  • Track 1
    • Light Meter
    • TIM8 Desktop Air Quality Monitor
    • Infrared Thermometer
    • 50# Spring Scale
    • Field Thermometer (Probe)
    • Kill-A-Watt Electricity Monitor
    • Ballast Identifier (no picture)
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