It IS easy being Green!

The 2010-2011 school year has started and so has our new Green Team “season!”  SOLV is working with hundreds of students to create a legacy of environmental stewardship.

Green Team is a year long service-learning program which engages high school and middle school science classes throughout the Portland metro area in stream and wetland enhancement projects. Each school adopts a different stream, as close to their school as possible in their own community and visit the site at least three times during the school year. Students learn the basics of watershed, threats to watershed health, impacts of land use, stream restoration techniques, restoration design, vegetation and water quality monitoring, and native plant identification through on-site hands-on activities and related in-class activities.

We are so excited to be working with the following schools:

King Elementary School, Oregon City

Rachel Carson Environmental Middle School, Beaverton

Mountain View Middle School, Beaverton

Aloha High School, Aloha

Valley Catholic Middle and High School, Beaverton

Deer Park Academy, Beaverton

Estacada High School, Estacada

Gladstone High School, Gladstone

West Linn High School, West Linn

Reynolds Natural Resource Academy, Troutdale

Clackamas High School, Clackamas

Clackamas Middle College, Clackamas

Photos, student interviews, video footage of site visits and updates from all of our schools are on their way!  We’re looking forward to a great year!

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