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Sustainability-themed programs and activities available to students, educators, administration and the general public throughout the year. These include sustainability-themed lessons, rain gauge and air quality monitoring programs, community sustainability fair, Earth Flag Celebration, and the Sustainability Institute for Educators.


NEW! Rain Gauge Monitoring Program

Through the Madison County Resource Education Program, schools can now participate in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network (http://www.cocorahs.org/) to take part in daily monitoring of rain and snowfall amounts at their school. We’ll provide the rain gauge and background information, while schools need to designate who will record and enter the data on the national database. Contact Eve Drueke at ehdrueke@co.madison.il.us for further information and to register.


US EPA Air Quality School Flag Program

Madison County schools are invited to help learn about, monitor, and let the community know about regional air quality through the US EPA’s Air Quality School Flag Program (http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=school_flag_program.index ). To participate, school register (for free) online and receives a set of colored flags that correspond with the air quality indicator colors. Each day your school (hopefully your students) will check the air quality online, and then fly the corresponding flag color at your school as a way to let the surrounding community know what the air quality is for that day – so they can plan their outdoor activities appropriately. It’s that simple! For more information on the program and flags, contact Eve Drueke at ehdrueke@co.madison.il.us.


Sustainability Institute for Educators

Tuesday, June 20 through Thursday, June 22, 2017 at MICDS School (Clayton, MO)

In the 6th annual Sustainability Institute, speakers and hands-on workshops will focus on student engagement, and help educators bring awareness to our youth, consider their responsibilities, and take action for a safer and more sustainable future. A low fee includes breakfasts and lunches all three days. Graduate credit is available. A limited number of scholarships (to cover registration fees and mileage) are available for Madison County educators.

Timeline for 2017:
June 9: Scholarship forms due

June 20-22: Institute

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