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.]

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:

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.






PARTNERS FOR SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS also offers the following programs:

 Oregon Green Schools: 

 Hope in Action: 

  • A chance to inspire youth.

  • Students learn about the environment, and how to protect it.

  • More info coming soon!