2011 Conference

Goddard High School, site of this year's conference
Through a Kansas Green Schools Grant, GHS's wind turbine aerates the pond.
Wind turbine in action!
Our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Herb Broda

Thanks to all who attended this year's conference!  Many of the presentations are available for download at the bottom of this page. Check back for information about the 2012 Kansas Green Schools Conference! 


2011 Kansas Green Schools Conference

"Blazing New Trails: Kansas Green Schools on the Move!"

Friday, 29 July 2011 ~ Goddard High School (15 miles west of downtown Wichita of Highway 54) ~ 7:30 a.m. -5 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshop ~ Thursday, 28 July 2011 ~ 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP IS FULL

Conference Registration Fee Just $15 for Early Birds!  

To register online or to download registration form, click on the links at the bottom of this page.  

Early Registration Deadline:  Friday, 15 July 2011

Tentative Conference Schedule available for download below


Join us for this year's Kansas Green Schools Conference!  The one-day conference features keynote speaker Dr. Herb Broda, who will talk about exciting, low- to no-cost ways to move your classroom outdoors.  We will also have presentations by Kansas students and teachers on their green school projects and curriculum.  "A Taste of EE," which highlights environmental education activities to use in the classroom, is back this year!  Concurrent sessions will include several school gardens presentations and examples of environmental projects in Kansas schools.  Dr. Broda and Goddard High School teachers will lead outdoor activities to take back to your classroom to end the day.  A description of Dr. Broda's sessions and his bio are below.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Trek a New Route in Green Schools!  Blaze a new trail on your green schools expedition!  In this engaging workshop you will receive the environmental education curriculum guides Project Learning Tree, Project WET, and WET in the City, and journey through hands-on activities to enhance your everyday environmental experiences with students.  Along the way you will gain inspiration and ideas for starting new green schools projects as well as tie existing projects into your curriculum.  The Kansas Green Schools recognition program will be introduced as a new tool to help you navigate this green school adventure.  Pre-Conference Workshop Registration:  $50 includes lunch, materials, and a full day of professional development. One hour of graduate credit through Baker University is available for an additional $55 for participants attending both the workshop and conference.  PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP IS FULL

If you've attended the conference in the past, blaze a trail to Goddard with a first-time attendee and you'll both receive an energy kit for your classroom!  Open to the first 50 Kansas educators to register with a first-time attendee.  Limited to only one first-time attendee per registrant.  Look for the energy kit box on the registration form. Energy kits provided courtesy of Westar Energy.



 Exhibitor Fees (Online Registration Only)

  • Governement/Non-Profit (Exhibitor Fees do not include registration) ~ $25
  • Business (Exhibitor Fees do not include registration) ~ $150
  • Conference Sponsors over $1000 ~ $0
  • School Poster/Exhibits (Green Schools Only)


A block of rooms has been set aside for the nights of 27 and 28 July at the Wichita Inn Airport.  The special room rate is $59/night plus tax for a king or double queen room, for up to 4 people per room.  A continental breakfast comes with the room, which has refrigerator and microwave.  Please call 800-272-6609 or 316-943-2373 to make your reservation.  The room block is under Kansas Green Schools Conference.  The special room rate expires on Monday, 18 July.  The address of the hotel is 6335 West Kellogg, Wichita, KS  67209.  The hotel's location is less than15 minutes from Goddard High School. To reach the hotel's website, click here.


For more information about the Kansas Green Schools Conference, please contact Rachel Wahle at rwahle@kacee.org

Conference schedule will be posted soon!


 Presentation by Lori Puckett can be viewed here


Keynote Speaker Dr. Herb Broda Session Descriptions & Bio70.08 KB
2011 Tentative Conference Schedule.pdf75.39 KB
2011 Kansas Green Schools Registration Form740.78 KB
Presentation-Broda-Schoolyard Enhanced Learning-Tips and Tricks-Gimmicks and Grabbers.pdf1.97 MB
Presentation-Scribner-Ramsay-Greening Goddard High School.pdf4.32 MB
Presentation - Brunetti -Kansas State Agency Support for Green Schools.pdf1.26 MB
Presentation-Conrady-Palmer-Practices and Policies to Make Your School-District Green2.33 MB
Presentation-Miller-Greensburg High School.pdf3.19 MB
Presentation-Scribner-Transportation Curriculum Development.pdf531.23 KB
Presentation - Gard - Green & Healthy Schools.pdf4.57 MB
Presentation-Shirley-Green and Healthy Schools.pdf1.73 MB
Presentation-Wilson-Green and Healthy Schools and the Kansas Green Schools of Excellence.pdf190.31 KB
Presentation-Omohundro-The People's Garden Initiative.ppt5.17 MB
Presentation-Woolf-Central Plains Community Garden.pdf6.54 MB
Presentation-Litton-Coker-Hesston Elementary School.pdf712.9 KB
Presentation-Hann-Bonner Springs Elementary School Energy Expedition.pdf3.31 MB
Presentation-Downey-Kansas Green Schools of Excellence.pdf784.06 KB
Presentation-Downey-What's New for Green Schools 2011.pdf614.12 KB
Presentation-Kern-Incorporating Green School Goals into the High School Agriculture or CTE Curriculum.pdf2.28 MB
Presentation-O'Connor-West Jr High School Garden.pdf13.54 MB
Presentation-Neel-Wamego Middle School Outdoor Classroom.pdf4.1 MB
Invisible Scavenger Hunt Handout28.5 KB