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September Newsletter
The OKRA Public Service Announcement Contest invites students in grades 9-12 to submit ideas for public service announcements that encourage recycling in their schools and communities with emphasis on how recycling saves natural resources and energy and reduces pollution. The 2014 theme is “The Amazing Race for Zero Waste.” Entries due November 1st. For more information and contest rules click here.
Don't Forget to Register
(or Re-Register)!

If you plan to participate in the Oklahoma Green Schools Program during the 2014-2015 school year, we ask that you please register on our website, even if you have registered in years past.
The only way we know that your school is still participating in the program is if you continue to register every year. Our funding is partially based on the participation in the program, so please help us account for all participating schools!
If you register your school before October 1, 2014 you will be entered into a drawing to win one of three great prizes: a Kill-a-Watt meter, a "Forest Trees of Oklahoma" book and "What Tree is That?" field guide, or a Spring & Hook Scale.
Oklahoma Recycling Conference
Learn about the best ‘next steps’ in waste diversion programs, outreach and policies for your city, county, business, school, office or special event at the full-day Oklahoma Recycling Conference to be held in Edmond on Oct. 9 on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma.
Find information about the 2014 Oklahoma Recycling Conference and to register visit
The Oklahoma Green Schools Program and Oklahoma Project Learning Tree are teaming up to offer a joint workshop November 21st-22nd at The Botanic Garden at OSU in Stillwater. This workshop will focus on the OGSP School Site investigation and we will do numerous PLT activities that will provide all the background and lesson plans you would need to properly cover all the topics in the School Site investigation. Contact Sara for more information
Lincoln Elementary School in Norman is installing raised bed gardens. Oklahoma Green Schools will be helping with that effort on Saturday, November 1st. If you are interested in assisting, please contact Sara.
(405) 702-7122 for more information.

2014 BioBlitz!
inventory is almost here

This year's participants will explore the extensive lands of the Black Kettle National Grassland and Washita Battlefield National Historic Site with Base Camp located in the heart of Cheyenne, Oklahoma at the Memorial Park. The BioBlitz! inventory will begin on Friday October 3rd and end on Saturday October 4th - but the fun doesn't end there!  Plan to stay another night and enjoy the region after the biodiversity rush!  

The Oklahoma BioBlitz! is a rapid inventory of biological diversity hosted by the Oklahoma Biological Survey and conducted by volunteers from around the state and the region. These volunteers count as many species as possible in 24 consecutive hours. Our volunteers range from university professors to boy scouts to high school students to enthusiastic retirees. Anyone who is interested can volunteer to help count Oklahoma's diversity!

Click here for more information!

PLT GreenWorks! grants

Do you have an idea for a service-learning project for youth to improve the environment at their school or in their community? Want to help students apply what they learn in the classroom to the real world? Want to engage local organizations, parents, or community members in helping kids make a difference?

Project Learning Tree can help. Find out more about grant requirements, and apply today!  September 30th is the deadline to apply for a PLT GreenWorks! grant. Grants up to $2,000 are available this year.

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