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Environmental Stewardship
GSP K-12 Urban Forestry Project

Rebecca Karlsen, Environmental Learning Coordinator
(206) 684-7086 |

Program Background

The Green Seattle Partnerships (GSP) Urban Forestry Project is an hands-on community-based program focused on academic and skill development via stewardship. Its curriculum bridges the systems thinking, and sense of inquiry fostered in the classroom by providing an opportunity for real world application in an urban forest.

Seattles urban forests provide the ultimate outdoor classrooms. Here, students apply concepts and theory learned at school while making a tangible and measurable impact in their neighborhood.

Program Benefits

Academic Standards In order to maximize learning benefits and school involvement, the GSP K-12 Urban Forestry Project curriculum is in alignment with OSPI’s and Essential Academic Learning Requirements and Grade Level Expectations used in Seattle Public Schools.

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Professional Development Educators who participate in the Urban Forest Project will be trained on the comprehensive field and classroom based curriculum which will lead to the restoration of a local park near their school.

Next GSP K-12 Urban Forestry Project training: Oct 22nd

Program Implementation

The Urban Forestry Project K-12 curriculum features a multi-age and interactive student empowerment model.

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Research teams are formed with students from one high school, one middle school, and one elementary school that are geographically close to each other and to a public restoration site.

Curriculum Overview

For more information contact us.

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Updated November 16, 2015



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