Environmental Education Opportunity

Orchard Park Elementary, Tuesday, July 29th

Free Environmental Education Workshop --3 in 1

Tuesday, July 29th, 9am-12pm

474 3rd Baxter St

Fort Mill, SC

Please plan on parking in the back parking lot. Space may be limited as we have summer camp in session. The workshop will be held in Lindsey Stephenson's room E111. If you go to the back doors nearest the parking lot, the classroom is the first on your left right inside the door. You can RSVP through Jane Hiller at jane.hiller@sonoco.com or below. We look forward to seeing you!

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Environmental Educators Workshop Agenda

  • 9:00-9:30 Breakfast/check-in
  • 9:30-10:00 Nicole Brown, Safe Schools SC Program, SCDOT
  • 10:00-11:30 Jane Hiller, SC Green Steps Schools Sponsor
  • 11:30-12:00 Debra Briggs-Monroe, B2 Breath Better Program through DHEC

Program Descriptions

Safe Routes to School South Carolina

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a growing movement across the US that brings together parents, schools, and community leaders to encourage students, including those with disabilities, to walk and bike to school. SRTS activities and resources focus on improving walking and biking conditions around schools while building healthy habits and safety skills.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation created the Safe Routes to School Resource Center in the fall of 2010 to help schools, school districts, and communities throughout South Carolina to build and sustain SRTS programs. For more information, contact Nicole Brown with SRTS.

S.C. Green Steps Schools Training

Keep the Midlands Beautiful, Sonoco Recycling, and DHEC's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling established Green Steps Schools in 2003 as part of South Carolina’s “Resource Conservation Challenge.” This environmental education initiative encourages individual schools to take annual steps toward becoming more environmentally responsible. For more information, contact Jane Hiller with Sonoco Recycling.

B2 Breathe Better Program

The B2 (Breathe Better) program is an anti-idling/clean air campaign. The goal of B2 is to help protect the health and safety of children by reducing harmful vehicle emissions around school campuses. Solutions involve the efforts of students, faculty, administration, staff, local government and community partners working together. For more information, contact Debra Briggs-Monroe.