GPS

Current 4th Grade GPS Elementary Schools (8 or 10-week program):

[NOTE: The GPS program is currently "on-hold" while schools in Lane County are closed.]

DistrictSchools
Bethel:Fairfield, Irving, Prairie Mountain;
4J:Adams, Awbrey Park, Bertha Holt, Camas Ridge, Edgewood, Edison, Family School, McCornack, River Road/El Camino del Rio, Yujin Gakuen;
Springfield:Centennial, Dos Rios, Guy Lee, Maple, Riverbend.

Current 5th Grade GPS Schools:

DistrictSchools
Bethel:Irving;
4J:Camas Ridge, Family School, River Road/El Camino del Rio;
Springfield:Dos Rios, Maple.

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Each Green Partnership School participates in the following:

  1. Sustainability Education
    • Hands-on, interactive lesson plans related to sustainability concepts.
      • Small group projects and discussion, student presentations, artwork and other meaningful hands-on activities.
    • 4th grade classrooms:
      • In depth introduction to sustainability concepts (soil, water, air and energy).
      • Opportunties for in-class energy & waste audits, as well as an action plan for potential school-wide changes.
      • Students create posters for hallways around school.
      • All lessons build a sense of place, focus on hands-on activities, involve small group/whole class discussions and align with Oregon Core Standards.
    • 5th grade classrooms:
      • Four in-class lessons on a specific habitat or local organization. The fifth lesson is in the field, allowing students to experience the place they learned about!
      • Current community partners include: BRING, WREN - West Eugene Wetlands, Friends of Trees, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene Science Center, and Oregon Wild.
      • We are working to expand this program to more schools!!

  1. Whole School Involvement
    • Waste and Energy Audits.
    • Zero Waste Challenge – competing with other GPS schools.
    • Whole school assembly in the spring.
    • Scheduling, planning and preparation of these activities will be organized by PSS staff and interns in collaboration with teachers, students, school staff and volunteers.

 

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PARTNERS FOR SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS also offers the following programs:

 Oregon Green Schools: 

 Hope in Action: 

  • Una oportunidad para inspirar a la juventud.

  • Los estudiantes aprenden sobre el medio ambiente y cómo protegerlo.

  • More info coming soon!