Brent Elementary School's "Outdoor Classroom" in Washington, D.C., is the final home of the U.S. Botanic Garden's Sustainable Schoolyard exhibit.
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Read the Hill Rag's coverage of the installation of the Sustainable Schoolyard at Brent Elemetary here.
 
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Schoolyard resources for teachers.
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1   Link   School Garden Teacher Training
The Occidental Arts & Ecology Center’s School Garden Program has trained more than 400 teachers, principals and core parent volunteers in 137 school garden programs in Northern California, the Greater Bay Area, and beyond.
2   Link   Eco-Schools USA
Eco-Schools is an internationally acclaimed program that provides a framework to help educators integrate sustainable principles throughout their schools and curriculum.

The Eco-Schools program was started in 1994 by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) with support by the European Commission. It was identified by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) as a model initiative for Education for Sustainable Development in 2003. The Eco-Schools program strives to model environmentally sound practices, provide support for greening the curriculum and enhance science and academic achievement. Additionally, it works to foster a greater sense of environmental stewardship among youth.

As of October, 2009, Eco-Schools is currently being implemented by 46 delegations in 47 countries around the world, involving 30,000 schools, 8 million students, 400,000 teachers and 4,000 local authorities.

3   Link   Green Teacher
Welcome! Green Teacher is a magazine that helps youth educators enhance environmental and global education inside and outside of schools.
4   Link   Sustainability Education
August 16-18, 2010: How can we help students understand nature? And how can understanding nature help us design more sustainable societies?

This three-day seminar examines these vital questions at the intersection of art, science, and design. It's no accident that many great scientists have been artists. Art and science are powerful, complementary means of visualizing and communicating an understanding of nature.

The seminar will explore a range of approaches and techniques for improving science education by using art and for combining art and science to help students better express their relationship with the natural world.
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