Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ecology to host Green Chemistry training for middle school educators

by Ken Zarker, Pollution Prevention, Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction program

Do you know a middle school science educator or have a personal interest in environmental education? If so, please contact me to help recruit teachers to attend the state's first Green Chemistry educators' workshop at Ecology's Lacey building July 27-29.

Ecology is partnering with several organizations to host this world-class training program. The course, “Chemistry with a Conscience: The Science of Shampoo" is a three-day training that provides middle school teachers with knowledge and methods for bringing Green Chemistry to their students.

The middle school unit covers science, math, language arts, and social studies themes of Green Chemistry through a business simulation. The units have been classroom tested and are currently being used by teachers in multiple countries and in many different learning environments.

Brooke Carson and Rachel Pokrandt of the Beyond Benign Foundation and the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry are collaborating with Ecology, the Environmental Education Association of Washington and several other partners to help establish K-12 science educator training in Washington.

For more information:
Contact info: Ken Zarker,, 360-407-6724

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