Madison County Resource Education Program
The 2018-2019 Program Guide for Educators is here!
View the 2018-2019 Resource Education Program Guide for Educators here.
The Resource Education Program is excited for the release of its second Program Guide for Educators. Inside, find everything you need, whether you're a veteran to the program or considering participation. This thirty-page publication offers an introduction to the program, steps and options for participation, funding resources, a complete curriculum catalog, planning guides, key dates and deadlines, and more.
Click here to view a digital copy or contact Program Coordinator Eve Drueke to recieve a printed copy of the guide. Download a single-sheet PDF of the 2018-2019 master calendar here. Please note that the Trashformations Display/Voting has been postponed until Monday, April 29, 2019.
New! Learning Activity and Book Downloads
New in 2018, The Madison County Resource Education Program is releasing a set of signature learning materials for participating educators! Downloadable books in PDF-format are highly engaging for students, aligned to Next Generation Science and other national standards, and can be used in conjuction with existing curriculum. Browse and download out the titles below and incorporate exciting learning activities for your young learners, as a part of the services offered by the Resource Education Program. More materials will be added throughout the spring and summer; continue visiting this page for additional resources!
|Meet the Monarchs! for established readers (grades 2-4) explores the basic features and behavior of the Illinois state insect. This book includes a glossary, full-color photographs, engaging illustrations, as well as steps children can take to protect monarchs. Click here to download.|
|Meet the Monarchs! for advanced readers (grades 5 and up) provides an in-depth look at the monarch butterfly and examines concepts such as structure and function, migration, and human-environment interactions. This download also includes a short answer comprehension quiz and answer key. Click here to download.|
|Bees aren't the only ones! Buzzing About Pollinators for grades 2-3 provides a complete look at the process of pollination--how it happens, why it's important, and who does it. This extensive book includes a glossary, thirteen incredible images, a list of popular bee-pollinated foods, and links to online resources. Click here to download.|
What is the Resource Education Program?
The Madison County Resource Education Program (REP) provides support, incentives, and educational resources for new and ongoing resource management practices within Madison County Schools, both private and public. While each school's approach varies based on its needs, all share a common set of goals. Our program's values are rooted in the wise use of resources, creation of healthy outdoor spaces in and around schools, and access to meaningful learning about Madison County's natural spaces.
The purpose of the Resource Education Program is to serve residents, students, and schools in the development of healthy, safe, resource-efficient learning institutions and educate while saving energy, resources, and money.
How Does My School Get Started?
For schools that are ready to join the REP, take the yearly Needs and Interests Enrollment Survey here and the Benchmarking Survey by clicking here.
Additional Information and Resources
Green Seed Grant Funding
The Madison County Resource Education Program and the County Board's Planning and Development Committee offer "Green Seed Grant Funding" for use in initiatives that address waste reduction and environmental education. Grants provide up to $2,000 maximum per school in the form of reimbursement. No matching funds are required. Find more details and application materials here.
Archived Newsletter Issues
Don't miss a thing! Stay informed by viewing past issues of our educator newsletter--full of information, links, and relevant resources.
August 2018 Resource Education News and Resources
Coordinator Contact Information:
Resource Education Coordinator
Phone: (618) 296-4606
157 N. Main Street, Suite 254
Edwardsville, IL 62025