Friday, November 02, 2012

Thanks to our Evergreen Schools.

Courtesy City of Milton

Thank you to the Milton schools that have applied to be a part of the Evergreen Schools Program this year and are now eligible for city grants supporting environmental education: Cambridge High, Birmingham Falls, Cogburn Woods and Crabapple Crossing elementary schools and Hopewell and Northwestern middle schools.

A big thank you also goes out to those dedicated teachers and parent volunteers who have made a difference in our community by connecting kids with the outdoors and environmental topics.

Both public and private schools are eligible to become Evergreen Schools by submitting an application and setting three environmental goals for the school annually. There is no charge for the program and there are many resources available, including networking/training meetings and a Web site designed specifically for environmental education,

The next Evergreen Schools meeting is Thursday, Nov. 8, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. at Dolvin Elementary, 10495 Jones Bridge Road in Johns Creek (click here for directions).

Parents and children are invited, and there will be four hands on lessons taught that you can use in your own classroom and other teaching opportunities.

For more information about the Evergreen School program, please contact Kathy Johnson, education chair of the Milton Grows Green Committee, at or Cindy Eade, sustainability coordinator for the City of Milton, at or 678-242-2509.

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