First Green Providing Teacher Training Workshops at Day of Excellence

September 22, 2014 – On October 3, First Green, an innovative program using golf courses as environmental learning labs, will be holding workshops at the Teacher Excellence Day 2014 in two different locations in Washington – Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle and Bellarmine High School in Tacoma. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Seattle, the conference is a professional development program for teachers and administrators at Catholic Schools. This will be the fourth year for First Green to participate. First Green will have a team in each location to both staff the booth in the vendor area, and to provide 50 minute interactive workshops.

In the workshops, teachers will experience hands-on learning lab topics such as Math on the Golf Course, Soil Testing and Water Quality and Conservation — the same activities their students will enjoy at their local golf course as part of a First Green field trip.

First Green was founded in the State of Washington in 1997 and is expanding nationally and internationally. Other First Green field trip locations include Oregon, California, Utah, New Jersey and Western Canada.

About First Green – Did You Know…

First Green is an innovative environmental education outreach program using golf courses as environmental learning labs – the only program of its kind. First Green has extensive resources for golf course superintendents, including online lesson plans.

First Green has been providing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning since 1997.

Golf course superintendents and/or local golf course representatives host students on field trips where they test water quality, collect soil samples, identify plants, design plantings, assist in stream bed restoration and are involved in the ecology and environmental aspects of the golf course. The students are also introduced to many other aspects of golf.

For More Information

For more information about First Green, visit www.thefirstgreen.org or contact Cathy Relyea at 425/373-9915 or cathyrelyea@thefirstgreen.org.

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