Presentation Descriptions

2015 Presentation Descriptions

Please note: Sessions are listed alphabetically by presentation title, followed by session slot, strand(s) and short description. All presentations are 45 minutes, unless otherwise noted. The full conference schedule and final version of presentation descriptions will be available and posted by October 20.

Aeroponic Vertical Gardening with The Tower Garden – Christina Daugirdas and Joe Daugirdas, The Tower Garden

Session 4

Greening our Facilities, Student Engagement
Let’s teach our kids the importance of growing their own food and the importance of conservation of natural resources too. See the future of gardening with The Tower Garden, an aeroponic vertical garden. Save money, save the earth & learn healthy eating habits!

Ask a Green School Ambassador – Sara Green, Emily Guerra, Cassandra Kenski, Kendra Palumbo, and Molly Sims, Green Schools Ambassador Program; moderated by Susan Toth, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

Lunch Session

Community Partnerships
The Green Schools Ambassador Program is a pilot program created to grow the number and quality of Green Schools in Palm Beach County. Meet the ambassadors – experienced Green School coordinators – who are mentors for schools seeking to improve their green initiatives. Come with prepared questions!

Become a Lean Green Grant Writing Machine: Tips for Writing Better (Big and Small) – Ryan Smith, Polo Park Middle School; Jeremiah Smith, Everyone, Inc.

Session 2

Stewardship Programs & Practices, Greening our Facilities
Learn from two experienced and successful grant writers who have secured funding for projects such as school gardens, aquaponics, and outdoor classrooms. Join them for tips on making your next grant a success.

Bite into a Healthy Classroom with Nutrition Education – Chantal Gellermann and Jennifer Rosebrook, School District of Palm Beach County School Food Service

Session 2

Greening our Curriculum, Health & Wellbeing
Seeking to improve student academics by addressing the whole child? Learn ways to infuse nutrition- rich curriculum into a variety of subjects while still meeting the required academic standards.

Building a Successful School Garden Program – Barbara Bogart, Mounts Botanical Gardens

Session 3

Greening our Curriculum, Community Partnerships, Florida Standards
Learn how to build a thriving school garden program that becomes a transformational part of your school. This presentation will highlight strategies needed to make your garden an integral component of your green school initiative. Explore techniques for making your garden a living classroom.

Butterfly Gardening for Beginners – Molly Sims, Palmetto Elementary

Session 4

Greening our Curriculum, Florida Standards
Learn how to plan a butterfly garden that will enhance school grounds and create a learning space for students. Students will be able to observe life cycles of a variety of native butterflies. Lists will be provided for the nectar and host plants needed to attract South Florida’s butterflies.

Collaboration and Curriculum Connections in Our Fine Arts Program – Linda Petuch and Jaclyn Trotta, Pine Jog Elementary School

Session 4

Greening our Curriculum, Student Engagement, Florida Standards
Building on the environmental focus of Pine Jog Elementary, teachers in the Fine Arts Department designed an Ocean/Coral Reefs thematic unit which culminated in a “Spring Night of the Arts” for students and parents. Through music, art, research, and hands-on activities, K-5 students developed a better understanding of these ecosystems.

Conservation & Meeting Future Water Demands of South Florida – Robert Wanvestraut, South Florida Water Management District

Session 2

Stewardship Programs & Practices
This presentation will describe Florida’s water resources and water use, Florida’s Water Management Districts and water supply planning, and suggestions for meeting future water demands. Additionally, learn how YOU can conserve water at home and at school!

Creating Student Leaders in a Sustainable Food System – Lauren Howe and Andrew Nowak, Slow Food USA

Session 3

Health & Wellbeing, Student Engagement
Slow Food USA’s National School Garden Program empowers students to become active participants in their food choices by providing experiential learning opportunities in gardens, taste education, and environmental stewardship. This workshop will provide each participant with a thumb drive containing classroom tools designed to create student ambassadors who will advocate for a greener food system.

Creating Wildlife Habitat and Outdoor Classrooms – Kristi Moyer, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

Session 1

Greening our Facilities, Community Partnerships
Learn about the importance of wildlife habitats and how to create them at your school. Explore the endless educational opportunities that can be created for your students and the unique benefits of outdoor learning.

Curriculum Integration Projects that Keep Students Engaged and Teachers Happy – Amy Friedrichs, Megan Howe, and Kym Davis, Bridges Montessori

Session 1

Greening our Curriculum, Student Engagement, Florida Standards
Teachers from Bridges Montessori, recipients of the Green School Recognition Program 2015 Judge’s Choice Award for Curriculum Integration, share how they use art, gardening, service-learning, and environmental themes to integrate disciplines. See examples of student work along with their Sustainable Studies curriculum map.

Developing the Next Generation of Environmental Leaders through National Green Schools Society – Robin Organ, Project Green Schools

Session 3

Student Engagement
NGSS honors and develops bright, civic-minded, environmentally literate students (grades 2-12) in schools and communities. Students develop their passion for preserving the environment, while improving schools and communities through environmental service, education, leadership, and action.

Discovery Dome – Earth and Me Planetarium Show – Adam Newton and Chris Ortiz, South Florida Science Center

Ongoing Session in Exhibit Hall

Greening our Curriculum, Florida Standards
The City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability and the South Florida Science Center present the Discovery Dome, a portable planetarium that can bring a virtual world of science and astronomy to your school!

Duval County Schools’ Green Champions Program Ensures Successful Carton Recycling – Barbara Heineken and Susan Carew, Carton Council

Session 1

Stewardship Programs & Practices, Student Engagement
The Carton Council partnered with Duval County Schools to help them add cartons to their recycling program. Hear how this initiative helps eliminate waste, conserve resources, and incorporate sustainability into curriculum.

Environmental Education through Entertainment (STEAM) – Kim Stryker and Frank Eberling, Western Academy Charter School

Session 4

Student Engagement, Community Partnerships, Florida Standards
Meet Writer/Director, Frank Eberling, and Producer, Kim Stryker, of the award-winning, environmental film Turkles – shot on our beautiful Florida beaches. Learn how you can educate students on local marine environment and sea turtles, through an entertaining, fun film for kids and families.

Environmental Stewardship on a Student Level – Daniel Brassloff, PalmBeachCompost, Inc.

Session 4

Student Engagement, Community Partnerships
The world’s waste output will double by the year 2020. Many viable means to lessen the severity of this issue are readily available, but have yet to be implemented holistically. It would be such a waste to waste your waste. Don’t be trashy; compost!

Everglades Classroom – Tara Bardi, Mary Crider, and Ana Maria Castillo, Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades

Session 2

Community Partnerships, Greening our Curriculum, Florida Standards
Teachers can check out education kits and download unique, grade-specific Everglades lesson plans from the new program delivery model. Learn about field trips and creating outdoor classrooms on your campus!

Everglades Literacy for K-12 Teachers – Danielle Vande Zande, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

Session 3

Greening our Curriculum, Florida Standards
In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to the Everglades Literacy “Teacher Toolkit”, and learn how to integrate interdisciplinary Everglades –focused lessons into the classroom. All hands- on lessons are correlated to Florida Standards and several incorporate children’s literature books.

Experiences with Green Schools Initiatives in South Florida – Karla Utting and Hannah Purcell, Dream in Green

Session 1

Stewardship Programs & Practices, Community Partnerships, Florida Standards
Discover Dream in Green Academy and explore the techniques Dream in Green uses to engage students and teachers in environmental education.

Farmer Q & A – Jason ‘Farmer Jay’ McCobb, Farmer Jay Pure Organics

Session 3

Health & Wellbeing, Community Partnerships
Getting a garden started is no easy feat, but keeping and maintaining a garden is even harder without proper set up. This session, led by a local farmer, is an interactive consultation to gain insight and instruction on how to grow food.

FAU Community Lab: Connecting Learners to Conservation Education and Environmental Research – Jasmine Coyle, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

Session 4

Greening our Curriculum, Community Partnerships, Florida Standards
The installation of a new laboratory at FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center brings with it the potential to engage students and community members in hands-on scientific research and conservation projects.

FAU Dual Enrollment Opportunities for High School Students – Fellowship Program and Residential Summer Institute H2O to Go! – Chris Hill and Kristi Moyer, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

Session 3

Student Engagement, Greening our Curriculum
Come learn how to get involved with this innovative program and form your own ideas for creative community partnerships!
The FAU Pine Jog Fellowship is a three semester, nine credit hour service learning program designed to develop a cadre of young leaders who are knowledgeable about environmental issues impacting South Florida. The FAU Pine Jog Summer Institute is a three credit hour residential education program which provides a geographically immersive curriculum focused on Florida’s watersheds. Learn about these great opportunities for your students!

Fishing for the Future – Amy Friedrichs and Stephanie Lipp, Bridges Montessori

Session 4

Greening our Curriculum, Florida Standards
Through a fishing simulation, model several consecutive seasons of a fishery and explore how technology, population growth, and sustainable practices impact fish catch and fisheries management. Use visual systems thinking tools to analyze fish stock depletion and sustainable fishing practices.

Florida Friendly: Connecting Plant Science to Water Quality – Laurie Albrecht, UF/IFAS Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service; Molly Sims, Palmetto Elementary

Session 1

Greening our Curriculum, Greening our Facilities, Florida Standards
Engage elementary students in curriculum that helps them understand the connection between how plants grow, how we care for them, and our most precious natural resource: water. Curriculum is aligned with standards and encourages students to apply what they’ve learned to their own backyards.

Florida Harvest of the Month: Farm to School Curriculum – Kristi Hatakka and Allison Leo, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Sessions 2 & 4

Health & Wellbeing, Greening our Curriculum, Florida Standards
Want to add some “flavor” to your curriculum? Learn how to incorporate nutrition and agriculture into core subject areas using the Florida Farm to School “Harvest of the Month” Program. Lesson plans, worksheets, and garden activities engage K-8 students in standards-based learning, while connecting them to their local food system.

Food Biodiversity and the Ark of Taste in the Classroom – Cindy Joseph, Cypress Bay High School; Carrie Roach, St. Helen Catholic School; Scott Lewis, Slow Food Glades to Coast

Session 2

Greening our Curriculum, Community Partnerships, Florida Standards
The great variety of plants and animals used for our food is in danger of being lost. Teachers who have incorporated the importance of food biodiversity into their curriculum will share activities that engage students in the application and analysis of this important issue. Attendees will receive heirloom seeds and/or seedlings.

Fresh from Florida Games and Activities – Arlette Roberge, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Session 1

Greening our Curriculum, Health & Wellbeing, Florida Standards
Florida’s produce, horticulture, livestock, and forestry products can enhance our health and protect our environment as we “buy local” and preserve green space. These games provide valuable information about Florida agriculture and how it contributes to a greener society.

Full Steam Ahead: Exploring Oceans through STEAM Activities – Steven Allen, Palm Beach Maritime Academy; Sophie Allen, Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Session 2

Student Engagement, Greening our Curriculum, Florida Standards
This presentation highlights two ocean STEAM activities. The first is building/competing ROVs (Remote Operating Vehicles) through MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education). The second component highlights making ocean videos through the Youth Making Ripples Film Festival, Oceans 180 Video Challenge, and the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit.

Fun Green Lessons for Elementary School – Jonathan Mayer, UF/IFAS Palm Beach County Extension 4-H

Session 1

Greening our Curriculum, Student Engagement, Florida Standards
Explore how being “green” can be an engaging context for teaching core content and skills in grades K-5! This session walks through curricula and best practices for exploring key green concepts at the elementary level. We will highlight energy and water conservation, biodiversity, and food systems.

Get Moving – Get Thinking! – Patricia Packard, Adam Miller, and Cathy Lake, Golden Grove Elementary

Session 4

Health & Wellbeing, Student Engagement
Looking for fun ways to keep students active, especially on rainy days? Active learning fun? Ways to share health and safety information with families? We have you covered! Join us for a fun, active, and engaging session and learn new ways to get up and get healthy!

Get Your GREEN Grant On! – Cassandra Kenski, Grassy Waters Elementary School

Session 1

Community Partnerships
This presentation will include GREEN grant information and opportunities, as well as “tips” for designing and submitting a superior application.

Global Green Schools – Al Stenstrup, Project Learning Tree

Session 3

Greening our Facilities
Every school can be a Green School! Examine schools from around the world to see unique features making them “green” in their own way, featuring schools from the U.S., Peru, Guatemala, and Indonesia.

“Gollaborate” with Palm Beach Virtual: Green Collaboration to Build your Green Schools Recognition Application – Cathi Comer and Juliana Davis, Palm Beach Virtual School

Session 3

Greening our Curriculum, Community Partnerships, Florida Standards
“Gollaborate” helps teachers and administrators develop 1) a collaborative spirit around greening your school, 2) a Green Schools Recognition Program application, and 3) a more interdisciplinary curriculum.

Good Plants, Bad Plants – Laurie Albrecht and Adrienne Deutsch, UF/IFAS Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service

Session 3

Greening our Curriculum, Greening our Facilities, Florida Standards
Invasive “space invaders” won’t “play nice” with others. They displace native plants and can cause harm to humans and ecosystems. Most of them were planted in yards and now cost us millions. Learn how to discuss good/bad plant characteristics with elementary students. Get vouchers for free native trees for your school, while supplies last.

Green STEAM – Jennifer O’Brien and Chelsea Odum, Resource Depot

Session 4

Greening our Curriculum, Student Engagement, Florida Standards
This workshop will provide examples on how to make STEAM activities green by incorporating re- purposed materials! Examples, ideas, and resources will be shared!

Growing Students in your School Garden – Gerard O’Donnell and Cindy Chiapetta, Eagles Landing Middle School

Session 1 & 2

Student Engagement, Community Partnerships
If you’re interested in starting a garden, we’ll show you how to get started, obtain funding, create a design, gain volunteer and administrative support, include students, and use an interdisciplinary approach!

Harvesting a Bushel of Green Ribbon Ideas – Linda Petuch and Laurie Mecca, Pine Jog Elementary School

Session 2

Greening our Curriculum, Student Engagement, Florida Standards
Participants will be actively involved in the discussion of how every school can initiate or expand upon Green Ribbon best practices. Validate what you do with your students, gather new ideas to spark staff interest, and be inspired to facilitate environmental learning with students of all ages.

How Low Can You Go Challenge – Linda Gancitano, How Low Can You Go Creator; Lisa Milenkovic and Elaine Fiore, Driftwood Middle School

Session 3

Community Partnerships, Stewardship Programs & Practices, Florida Standards
Nationally recognized by the White House, the How Low Can You Go Challenge inspires creative ways to reduce energy consumption across the district.

Incredible Edible Gardeners – A Success Story – Christine Callahan, Anna Maria Elementary School; Lisa Hickey, UF/IFAS Extension

Session 4

Community Partnerships, Greening our Curriculum, Florida Standards
Edibles Garden is a story written and illustrated by 4th grade students. Join a Master Gardener as she reveals the secrets to literacy in the garden. Learn more about the partnerships formed that led to the program’s success and how the garden is used for teaching life sciences and writing.

Introducing the West Palm Beach Green My School Program – Matthew Ferrer, City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability

Session 4

Community Partnerships
The Green My School Program is a new initiative hosted by the City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability. Our focus is to assist West Palm Beach schools in their passionate pursuit of Green Schools Recognition.

It Takes a Village: Building Strategic and Mutually Beneficial Community Partnerships – Emily Guerra and Sara Green, TurtleCare, Sunset Palms Elementary PTA

Session 1

Community Partnerships
Learn how to develop and maintain valuable partnerships to benefit your “green” initiatives. Identify key community partners and charitable organizations that can provide funding and valuable resources to achieve long term success.

It’s More Than a School Garden! – Dr. John Zahina-Ramos, Just One Backyard

Session 1

Greening our Curriculum, Stewardship Programs & Practices
Dr. Zahina-Ramos, an urban agriculture researcher, will present ways that school food gardens can be integrated into a wide range of topics. These gardens can be valuable places for students to learn about economics, ecology, environment, energy & water conservation, CO2 emissions and social issues.

K-12 Green Building Design: Award Winning Buildings, Best Practices and Lessons Learned – Elizabeth Lewis, FAMU School of Agriculture and Engineering Technology

Session 1

Greening our Facilities, Community Partnerships
U.S. buildings use over 50% of energy and 13% of water consumption. Green K-12 Schools are in the forefront of reducing energy, water and land sprawl to create a sustainable future. Discover how they educate through gardens, recreation, shared facilities with communities, and more!

Kids in the Woods: Connecting Middle School Students with the Outdoors – Annie Hermansen-Baez, USDA Forest Service; Sara Charbonnet and Elizabeth Burt, Alachua County Public Schools

Session 4

Greening our Curriculum, Florida Standards
Participants will learn about and experience outdoor science activities that are currently used with middle school students in Gainesville, FL. Take away ideas for adapting activities for your own schools!

Learning Green, Being Green: A Green Schools Recognition Program Workshop – Anne Henderson, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

Session 3

Stewardship Programs & Practices, Student Engagement
Palm Beach and Martin Counties Green Schools Recognition Program encourages schools to create a culture of sustainability through schoolyard enhancement, curriculum, conservation, administrative support, and community involvement. Learn about the application process and discover the benefits of being a Green School! This workshop satisfies the first requirement for applying for Green School recognition.

Misinformation about Nutrition in the Adolescent – Dr. Robert Greer, Dr. Robert C. Greer DO PA

Session 4

Health & Wellbeing
Have you ever wondered why there is conflicting data surrounding nutrition and what the ideal diet is composed of? Why have diabetes and obesity skyrocketed while coronary artery disease remained the single, greatest killer in the US over the last 50 years? One word – misinformation.

Painting from Nature & Painting with Nature – Gwenn Seuling, Ashley Rivas, and Mara Angobaldo, Boynton Beach Academy of the Arts & Sciences

Session 3

Greening our Curriculum, Florida Standards
Discover how to use natural materials in interdisciplinary art-based lessons and activities that connect to science, history, and health and encourage students to share the information with others.

Partnering with Local Vendors and Online Stores – Dave Finnigan, Climate Change is Elementary

Session 4

Stewardship Programs & Practices, Community Partnerships, Florida Standards
“As we green our homes, we’ll green our school” is the theme of our program. Families complete Green Action Checklists. When they purchase a product or service from the Checklist, their school gets a rebate from the vendor.

Play+Nature+Art= Healthy Development – Susan Caruso, Sunflower Creative Arts

Session 2

Health & Wellbeing, Community Partnerships, Florida Standards
PNA is our DNA! The Sunflower Creative Arts Director and Founder, Susan Caruso, will share an interactive presentation on how hands-on Play, Nature, and Art activities translate into healthy development for all ages.

PLT GreenSchools!: School Site Investigation – Al Stenstrup, Project Learning Tree

Session 1

Stewardship Programs & Practices, Greening our Facilities
Have you mapped your school site? Do you have an inventory of the health of your school’s trees? The PLT GreenSchools! School Site Investigation is the perfect tool for your school. We will go outside to complete some segments of the Investigation.

Powering Up with Plant-Strong Programs – Karla Dumas, The Humane Society of the United States

Session 1

Health & Wellbeing, Stewardship Programs & Practices
There has never been a better time to include meatless options in schools and to encourage students to eat more plant-based meals. Hear how programs are preparing delicious plant-based recipes and how meals are being marketed, while promoting health and environmental sustainability.

Rain Barrel Project for Schools – Sadia Ahmed, University of South Florida

Session 4

Stewardship Programs & Practices, Greening our Facilities
Florida experiences a significant amount of rainfall throughout the year. In schools, use of rain barrels is an effective way to capture and utilize rain water in various activities!

Raise Your Green School Score – Andrea Lazzari, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center

Session 2

Community Partnerships
Are you looking for ways to move up to the next level of Green Schools Recognition? Or maybe you’re looking for ideas to help your school join the Green Schools Recognition Program? Come to learn some tips and tricks to raise your Green School score!

Recycled Math – Meghan Martinez, Megan Ring, and Danielle Niglio, Pine Jog Elementary School

Session 2

Greening our Curriculum, Student Engagement, Florida Standards
Our presentation will show teachers how to take a hands-on approach to K-5 math instruction through recycled objects. Learn math games, centers, and activities using recycled objects as manipulatives.

Re-Imagining Your School’s Green Capabilities & Achieving Excellence in One Year – Suzanne Williamson, Lois Layman, and Fred Barch, Boynton Beach Community High School

Session 1

Student Engagement, Community Partnerships
Transforming your school into a Green School of Excellence does not have to take years. We’ll show you how to do it in only one! We’ll review how BBCHS achieved excellence, acquired funding, and greened its campus in the first year and how you can replicate these efforts.

Rethinking Solid Waste Education – Brian Elkins, Lana Blackman, and Becky Haltermon, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

Session 2

Greening our Facilities, Student Engagement, Florida Standards
Take a virtual tour of our new Education Center and exciting interactive student programs. Find out how your class visit to SWA can be fun and engaging while meeting Florida Standards. Be sure to visit us in the exhibit hall to pick up your copy of the 2015 SWA Environmental Education Program Directory!

School Construction Lessons Learned – James Kunard, School District of Palm Beach County

Session 3

Greening our Facilities
The School District of Palm Beach County will share “FY15 Lessons Learned” and discuss the challenges and solutions related to new school construction and renovations, as well as how green building features were integrated.

Sowing the Seeds of Growth: The Multi-Dimensional Benefits of Gardens – Jeannine Rizzo and Jamie McCarthy, School District of Palm Beach County School Food Service

Session 1

Health & Wellbeing, Student Engagement
Get out of the weeds and dig into the multi-dimensional benefits of gardening by planting new seeds in young minds.

Starting a Green Schools Program in Your School District – Marc Clinch, Orange County Public Schools

Session 3

Community Partnerships
How will your school district continue its journey to sustainability? The best and most effective way to do this is through your schools via an incentivized behavior modification program aimed at creating cultures of sustainability.

T.H.A.T. (The Hunger Activism Template) – Rudi Bester, Memory Trees

Session 4

Greening our Facilities, Community Partnerships
Go on… grow something! Hands-on activities like planting, nurturing, and harvesting food may distract us from our core purpose of empowerment through education. Come and learn why that may be a good thing, about green environmental innovation initiatives, and the disruption of a growing culture of need as we strive to solve complex issues like hunger and poverty.

The 21st Century “Green Backpack” – Michael Sims and Richard Saturnini, School District of Palm Beach County

Session 2

Greening our Curriculum, Student Engagement
Participants explore the Google Apps for Education suite as a “Green Backpack” of FREE cloud-based tools in the 21st century classroom. Explore Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides & more. Google is fast on the way to transforming how education is done…Don’t miss out!

The Field Research Ranger Program – Nature’s Way to Science Standards – Thomas Salinsky, School District of Palm Beach County

Session 2

Greening our Curriculum, Florida Standards
Discover how this innovative program provides students and families FREE outdoor learning adventures at local nature and science centers. At each site, participants will engage in adventures that are aligned to grades 3-5 science standards and foster family interaction.

The Florida Green School Network Partnership – Don Whitehead, Florida Department of Education

Session 3

Community Partnerships
The Florida Green School Network acts as a central clearinghouse for the green school movement in the state of Florida. It was designed to recognize and support green school initiatives at the school and school district level. Hear more about this innovative network.

US AUS-H2O Virtual Environmental Partnership – Amanda Pierman, The Benjamin School

Session 2

Stewardship Programs & Practices
US AUS-H2O is an initiative to educate and inform responsible stewardship of water resources between U.S. and Australian student teams through an interactive-virtual partnership.

Water, Water Everywhere – Rick Hawkins and Geoff Sagrans, Localecopia

Session 3

Stewardship Programs & Practices
About 71% of our planet is covered by water, yet serious problems with our water supply are showing up everywhere. This program will focus on past, present, and how to ensure a sustainable water future.

We Are What We Eat – Debbie Lee, Memory Trees

Session 2

Health & Wellbeing, Greening our Curriculum
Look inside the steps to becoming green and healthy: one grade and one garden at a time. Plan a budget, raise funds, and explore garden applications and curriculum resources. Take the taste test challenge and apply physical activities in outdoor garden spaces.

Whole Kids Foundation & Healthy Teacher Training – Jennifer Garvin, Whole Foods Market

Session 3

Health & Wellbeing
Discover the tools necessary to transform your health and wellbeing, serve as healthful role models for your students, and become agents of change in your schools and communities.

Why Go Green? A Principal Panel – Fred Barch, Boynton Beach High School; Cindy Chiapetta, Eagles Landing Middle School; Kathy Pasquariello, Timber Trace Elementary; moderated by Erica Whitfield, Palm Beach County School Board

Lunch Session

Community Partnerships, Greening our Facilities
Hear from this engaging panel of Green School principals who will share their perspectives on how being a green school benefits students, teachers, administration, and the school community.

Why Humane Education Will Inspire Leadership and Advocacy in the Younger Generations – Karen Roberts, The Little Blue Dog

Session 1

Greening our Curriculum
The sustainability of our planet and our precious resources are dependent on positive changes from younger generations. Motivating students by creating opportunities outside the classroom and modeling empathy through literature can inspire leadership and nurture compassion and respect for animals.