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Posted on: December 7, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Green Learning Guides Coming to a School Near You!

IMG_8516 Green Learning Guides packaged in reusable shopping bags

Many thanks to volunteers Mary Breene, Michele Ferrel, Maria Riegger, Darius Swift, and Tom Yager and City of Hampton Staff Members Cris Ausink and Regina Duncan for delivering Green Learning Guides to our Hampton schools. 


Green Learning is a free educational guide designed for third grade students. Written according to Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) guidelines by a team of experts who work in the region’s public works and public utilities departments, this resource connects students to their environment by combining educational information with colorful maps, interesting facts, and interactive activities to teach concepts such as watershed education, pollution prevention, stormwater management, water conservation, and resource management.  Download a digital version of Green Learning at http://askhrgreen.org/gtk-gtd/green-learning-educational-guide/.


Green Learning was created by askHRgreen.org, a public education and outreach program that encourages environmental stewardship among all residents here in southeastern Virginia. It is funded by the 17 local governments in Hampton Roads and administered through the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC).


Teacher’s Guide

An accompanying teacher’s guide has also been developed to enhance the use of Green Learning in the classroom. The teacher’s guide includes suggested resources and additional educational activities, and identifies the SOLs met by each section of Green Learning. The teacher’s guide is available at http://askhrgreen.org/gtk-gtd/green-learning-educational-guide/


Mini Grants

An Environmental Education Mini Grant is available to area classrooms. askHRgreen.org offers grants of up to $500 for environmentally-themed projects and may be used to fund a portion of or an entire project. All Hampton Roads school teachers (K-12) are eligible to apply. More information is available at: http://askhrgreen.org/grants/environmental-education-mini-grant/.


Questions or Feedback?

We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at HRGreen@hrpdcva.gov or (757) 420-8300.

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