Welcome to the Kansas Green Schools Network!

Kansas City, Kansas Community College Campus Child Care Center
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Bruce Graham, Cloud Co. Community College, talks about careers in the wind industry
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Centre Elementary School's garden
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Taking a break from mulching at Prairie Moon Waldorf School
Mulching the cabbages at KCKCC Campus Child Care Center
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Preparing wildflower seeds at Farley Elementary School
Centre Elementary School's garden
Celebrating Goddard High School's 2010 Kansas Green School of the Year Award
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Wyandotte High School students lead tours in the garden
Teamwork makes mulching easier at Centre Elementary
All the kids are helping at KCKCC Campus Child Care Center
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Goddard High School 2010 Celebrate Earth Event
This is how much fun gardening is at KCKCC Campus Child Care Center!
Students drive the green program at Centre Elementary!
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Wind turbine at Sublette High School
Westar Energy helps Farley Elementary students learn about trees
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W is for Wyandotte!
Centre Elementary School's garden
Finishing up Hope Street Charter Academy's wind turbine
Even the youngest gardeners have fun at Prairie Moon Waldorf School!
Hesston 4th graders perform an "earth rap" at their Green School Awards Assembly
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Tomahawk Elementary 4th graders show off their Green School of the Year banner
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Kids ride their bikes to school at Soderstrom Elementary in Lindsborg!
1st grade students help their teacher explain the recycling program at Annour Islamic School in Wichita
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Welcome to the Kansas Green Schools Network! This is the place for information about environmental projects and environmental education activities and resources.

Green Schools are healthy, environmentally-friendly spaces to work, learn, and play.  Studies have shown that students, teachers, administrators, and staff spending time in Green Schools experience fewer absences and illnesses, and generally express more satisfaction with their school experience. Student performance may be improved by up to 25 percent, and operating costs for energy and water can be reduced by 20 to 40 percent, leaving more funding for the classroom.

Green Schools also incorporate quality, non-biased environmental education across the curriculum, using the facility and grounds themselves as opportunities for educational experiences. Many schools utilize environmental education as part of their efforts to teach 21st Century Learning Skills and Career Technical Education.

Our Mission:

The Kansas Green Schools Program provides educational opportunities for preK-12 schools that increase awareness and understanding of environmental interrelationships that impact public health and our society, and that promote responsible environmental stewardship practices.

Our goal is to foster an appreciation and understanding of air and water quality, climate change, energy, reduction and recycling of solid waste, and wildlife habitat.
We hope you will join the Kansas Green Schools Network or Partners Program, and help us make Kansas schools more green!