Green Materials for Your Classroom
Michigan Green Schools Foundation has additional indoor/outdoor flags available for those schools requesting them. This is the flag with the map of Michigan on it as seen in the upper right hand corner of the opening page of the webpage. These are 3 by 5 feet and are double sided. They have grommets for outdoor hanging. It should be noted that even an indoor/outdoor flag will last a maximum of one year in outdoor conditions. The flags are available for purchase. Please contact Michigan Green Schools or your local county coordinator for additional information.
Fun Way to Earn Points!
Hold a solar invention week. Many schools have competed at state events.
Michigan Wildlife Awareness
The majestic American bald eagle is making a great comeback in Michigan. Pictured is an immature eagle who has yet to develop the characteristic white head plumage.
The eagle is no longer on the endangered species list but is still classified as a threatened species by the DNR in Michigan.
One of the Michigan Green School Program activities is adopting a threatened or endangered animal such as the bald eagle. One place to adopt is the National Wildlife Foundation.
A great idea for raising funds for the adoption comes from Pius X Catholic School of Flint. They had a "bring your favorite stuffed animal to school" day, charging 25 cents to bring a stuffed animal. They then took the funds to adopt their real animal.
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