Green Charter School News

Environmental Charter High School (CA)
Michael Frome Academy (MN)
“Hands On, Feet Wet” at River Crossing Charter School (WI)
Yuba Environmental Science Charter Academy (CA)
Prairie Crossing Charter School (IL)
Laura Jeffrey Academy (MN)
Keyes to Learning Charter School (CA)

Rhinelander Environmental Stewardship Academy (WI)
River’s Edge Academy (MN)
Unity Charter School (NJ)
Earth Day is every day at green charter schools.
Former Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Senator, and Earth Day Founder Gaylord Nelson spoke often about the importance of educating young people about the environment and protection of natural resources.
Environment-focused charter schools offer choices in public education and empower young people to help make the world a better place for everyone and everything.
Green Charter Schools Network
Environmental Educaton Week
April 16 (Wednesday) at Madison — GCSNet exhibit at Nelson Institute’s Earth Day Conference
April 21 (Monday) at Madison — GCSNet session and exhibit at 2008 Wisconsin Charter Schools Conference in Madison
April 26 (Saturday) at Madison — GCSNet exhibit at Isthmus Green Day Expo
May 13 (Tuesday) at Oshkosh – Environment-Focused Charter Schools Workshop. Morning session at EAA Lodge – Essential design components of charter schools with environment-focused educational programs and practices (Oakwood Environmental Education Charter School and River Crossing Charter School). Afternoon session at Oakwood Environmental Education Charter School and Sheldon Nature Area. Registration per person is only $25, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, program, and materials. For info, contact Senn Brown at
June 22-25 at New Orleans — GCSNet sessions at the 2008 National Charter Schools Conference
Mid-August at Oshkosh — Oakwood Environment-Focused Teachers Academy — Elementary school teachers are invited to attend (free) a two-day academy in mid-August at the Oakwood Environmental Education Charter School in Oshkosh, WI. See program and registration info.
What’s NEXT? Linda Keane, new GCSNet member, is interested in strengthening the ability of schools to address environmental issues and design thinking across traditional curricula. She invites you to explore , an art + design + environmental eco-web community that connects the wealth of learning resources on the Internet with the wonders of the natural world.
Join GCSNet in fostering the growth of schools with environment-focused educational programs and practices
See “About GCSNet” (ATTACHED) for names of founding directors, GCSNet’s vision / mission, an “Ed Week” story and a MEMBER APPLICATION.
Learning comes naturally in green charter schools.
Senn Brown, * Executive Director
Green Charter Schools Network
5426 Greening Lane
Madison, WI 53705
Tel: 608-238-7491
* Founding Executive Secretary (2000-2007), Wisconsin Charter Schools Association