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September 17, 2013

Free fall workshops available for teachers, administrators and school staff

MADISON - The Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin Program is conducting free workshops in several locations this fall to educate teachers, administrators and other school staff about how to incorporate the program into their schools.

Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin is a Web-based, self-paced voluntary program available to all Wisconsin pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade public and private schools. Program goals include helping schools reduce costs, improve health and wellness and increase environmental literacy. The program is administered through a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Public Instruction and Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education.

The workshops will connect GHS program staff with area schools and bring local resources and school officials together. Training will provide an in-depth introduction to the program, and how to receive recognition for achievements focusing on:

Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to learn how to connect with area businesses, nature centers, local governments and non-profit organizations. Participants will also leave with a plan for making their individual schools green and healthy.

Learn more about this program and start the process by attending a free one-day workshop! All workshops are held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lunch will be provided as part of the workshop along with an expense stipend of $100 per attendee (for up to 4 individuals from each school), to be used to cover expenses of attending the workshop or for expenses related to Green & Healthy Schools.

Funding provide for by a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Visit Wisconsin's Green and Healthy Schools website to learn more or to register. Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin Fall Workshop Registration (both links exit DNR). Space is limited, so sign up early!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Caitlin Henning, 608-267-7622

Last Revised: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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