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Madison County Green Schools Program


The 2019-2020 Program Guide for Educators is here!1819CoverSamplePages


View the 2019-2020 Green Schools Program Guide for Educators here.
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. 

Contact Program Coordinator Bailey Lutz to recieve a printed copy of the guide.


New! Learning Activity and Book Downloads

New in 2018, The Madison County Green Schools Program released 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!


 MeetTheMonarchsEarlyReaderCover 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. 
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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. 
BuzzingAboutPollinatorsCover 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 Green Schools Program?

Formerly known as The Madison County Resource Education Program (REP), The Green Schools Program (GSP) 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 Green Schools 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?

If your school currently does not participate in the Green Schools Program, contact coordinator Bailey Lutz at bnlutz@co.madison.il.us or call 618-296-4606. Be sure to browse the 2019-2020 Program Guide for Educators for information on the programs, learning materials, and incentives teachers and schools can enjoy when they participate in the GSP. Click here to view the GSP's "How Does It Work?" poster. 

For schools that are ready to join the GSP, take the yearly Goals and Interests Enrollment Survey here and the Benchmarking Survey by clicking here. If the Goals and Interests Survey is completed before October 11th, 2019, you will receive a $100 stipend to use towards you schools sustainability goals.


Additional Information and Resources

Green Seed Grant Funding

The Madison County Green Schools 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. Completed applications are due by 4:30 pm to bnlutz@co.madison.il.us on Friday, December 13th, 2019. 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 Information

Competition & Collections

Education & Resources


Coordinator Contact Information:

Bailey Lutz
Green Schools Coordinator 
Phone: (618) 296-4606
Email: bnlutz@co.madison.il.us
157 N. Main Street, Suite 254 
Edwardsville, IL 62025

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