Listen and Learn Educational Services

Address: 
2048 E. 1400 Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66044
Contact Name: 
Barbara Higgins-Dover MS. Ed.
Email
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Services/products to be provided to schools: 

Informational flyer about Kansas River Fishing History ( a lesson in self-determination and believing in oneself) This flyer directly relates to our published children's book, Catfish Cookies.

Free registration form for a chance to win a copy of Catfish Cookies book for your school library (one selected each academic year for the next 2 years)

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

Listen and Learn Educational Service designs and creates learning tools and environmentally friendly curriculum for children 5-8 years of age. We engage learners by asking them to use their senses when gathering information, particularly as they interact with the natural world. Ernest Hemingway believed that this strategy was a precursor to quality learning and skill building, especially as it pertains to literacy.

Listen and Learn offers materials and helpful information through its website publication. Here educators will find and array of items: books, articles, DVD's and music, lesson plans, activities, etc.

Elements of Green

Address: 
1919 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Contact Name: 
Gerould Sabin (Jerry)
Email
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Phone: 
(816) 842-0500
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

We can voluteer to discuss sustainability and specifically products built from recycled materials or rapidly renewable content.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

Elements of Green was created in order to make an impact in our community by simplifying access to the sustainable building product stream in the Midwest and to provide a social networking venue for the discussion of environmentally sound building practices. We are passionate about responsible management of our earth’s resources and the use of these resources in the building, remodeling and finishing of housing and commercial buildings. While the availability of products is becoming more prevalent green washing by the manufacturers is also more prevalent; therefore we commit to research finish materials and building systems in order to validate each products claim and bring you the best products we can find. We commit that we will offer you choices and then tell you about the differences between then. If we offer two recycled glass tile products for instance and one is made by a company that makes no other efforts to be green while the other produces their tile in a day lit factory using wind and solar energy while reclaiming all the water used in production, we want you to know these differences.
What sets Elements of Green apart is our hands-on experience, our ability to coordinate installation services, and our commitment to finding the highest quality materials for your project. Overall, Elements of Green is a company that is dedicated to providing unique, high quality products and backing them with service equal to the products. We believe that ‘going green’ is more than a trend, it is a necessity. We look forward to working with you when you are ready to build, remodel, refurbish or finish green.

VALIC

Address: 
13180 Metcalf
Overland Park, KS 66012
Contact Name: 
Doug Nelson
Email
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Phone: 
(913) 402-5000
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

Portfolio analysis and personal financial plans for Green School employees. Workshops for employees and students on the topic of socially responsible investments. Willingness to come into classrooms and present workshop/seminar on the topic.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

Diversified suite of Socially Responsible Investments for individuals and groups wishing to invest in green and environmentally conscious companies and funds.

Franklin County Conservation District

Address: 
343 West 23rd Street
Ottawa, KS 66067
Contact Name: 
Keri Harris, District Manager
Email
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Phone: 
(785) 242-1109
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

The Franklin County Conservation District has several educational lesson kits which can be presented in the classroom, at a mini water festival at your school or at other educational events IN FRANKLIN COUNTY.  Some kits may be checked out for the teacher to present the lesson, and other we will come and present for you.

We also have activity booklets, posters, brouchures, access to grant funds and many other program oppertunities available.  

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

Conservation and environmental education for youth and adults.

Midwest Plastics Co., Inc.

Address: 
1690 E. 5th PO Box 381
Cherryvale, KS 67335
Contact Name: 
Michael Cavaness
Email
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Phone: 
(620) 330-2712
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

Information of plastic processing technology and the potential impact of recycled plastics on the local economy.

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

We are a plastic processor located in Southeast Kansas. We offer pickup of plastic bottles that are collected by students and schools.

Morris County Conservation District

Address: 
116 Fox Street
Council Grove, KS 66846-1219
Contact Name: 
Jo Bea Titus - Hutchinson
Email
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Phone: 
(620) 767-5111
Services/products to be provided to schools: 

Free Water Festival
Free resources for teachers from Kansas Foundation for Ag in the Classroom references
Free water quality demonstrations for schools
Free participation available for K-12 students for the poster, limerick, essay and coloring contests offered by the county. Winners move on to be judged throughout the state in the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts contest

Describe your service(s) or product(s): 

To take available technical, financial, and educational resources, whatever their source, and focus or coordinate them so that they meet the needs of the local land user for conservation of soil, water, and related resources.