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
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/55a85696e4b0581b80a2aaa8/t/57768d0703596ed048cd8a9f/1467387175129/Green+Infrastructure+for+Milwaukee-area+Schools.pdf
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)
http://uwarboretum.org/eps/content/RainGardenSampler2011.pdf
This site provides a K–12 Curriculum Guide for designing and implementing a rain garden.

The Water Project
http://thewaterproject.org/resources/lesson-plans/?gclid=CIeqiPSJlb4CFewRMwodEBQA_Q
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
http://myfairlakes.com/pdf/stormWaterCurriculum.pdf

EPA Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans
http://www.epa.gov/students/teachers.html

Water Science School, USGS
http://water.usgs.gov/edu/

Green Schools Alliance *many different ages and content areas
http://www.greenschoolsalliance.org/page/curriculum-lesson-plans-education
This site provides curriculum for many different ages and content areas

Kids Ecosystems, USGS
http://education.usgs.gov/kids/index.html


Additional Educational Resources

Reflo's Educational Resources Webpage
http://refloh2o.com/educational-resources/
Additional green infrastructure related resources available for Milwaukee-area educators