Become a Milwaukee Green Schools Champion!
A green school is a learning environment that incorporates the use of green infrastructure and the implementation of green curriculum. Each Milwaukee Green School has the power to save energy, resources, and money for families and neighboring communities.
Becoming part of a Milwaukee Green School means not only shaping the minds of students, it also means increasing the sustainability of our environment, and ultimately changing the world. The Green School Consortium of Milwaukee (GSCM) has several curriculum resources that you could implement into your daily lesson plan. By doing so, you become on the the GSCM's "Local Champions."
Green Infrastructure for Milwaukee Area Schools Guidebook
A resource guide developed through the Green Schools Consortium of Milwaukee
The guide is intended to support local green school champions by providing an overview of what green infrastructure is, some case studies of Milwaukee-area schools that have successfully implemented green curriculum connections and several other helpful resources.
Milwaukee Green School Curriculum
Rain Garden Curricular Sample, UW-Madison Arboretum (Earth Partnership for Schools)
This site provides a K–12 Curriculum Guide for designing and implementing a rain garden.
The Water Project
This site includes comprehensive Water Crisis Lesson Plans for teachers in elementary through high school on water scarcity, crisis spotlight, digger deeper and bottled water issues.
Storm Water Curriculum and Teaching Guide
EPA Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans
Water Science School, USGS
Green Schools Alliance *many different ages and content areas
This site provides curriculum for many different ages and content areas
Kids Ecosystems, USGS
Additional Educational Resources
Reflo's Educational Resources Webpage
Additional green infrastructure related resources available for Milwaukee-area educators