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Workshops are available in-person and virtual for the 2021-2022 school year. Classroom workshops are a great way to introduce students to new ideas about waste reduction, recycling and conservation and to supplement what students learn from the Curiosity Quest assembly. EcoConnections workshops are designed to be interactive, engaging and offer a unique way to support student learning. Choose from a variety of workshop topicsDownload PDF , 75 K that are tied to Washington State Education StandardsDownload PDF , 350 K.

As part of the workshops or on their own, students can conduct a survey of their householdsDownload PDF , 362 K to determine how efficiently they are reducing their waste and separating recyclables from it. The survey is also available in SpanishDownload PDF , 200 K.

Select two to four classroom workshops from the selection below. In person workshops are 45-60 minutes in length and should be scheduled consecutively. Virtual workshops average 30-45 minutes in length and can be tailored to fit individual scheduling needs. For schools that schedule the assembly, the classroom workshops are recommended on a day following the assembly. Requests for an entire grade level to receive a particular workshop are considered and accommodated when possible.

Students work together to learn simple ways to protect habitats
Students work together to learn simple ways to protect habitats

Primary classroom workshops

NEW! Dive into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - grades 1-3

Students investigate the role of disposable plastics in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Through visuals that convey the importance and beauty of healthy oceans, students learn how their simple everyday actions can save natural resources and contribute to a healthy marine ecosystem and healthy planet.

Healthy Habitat - grades 1-3

Students explore the basic components of habitat – food, water, shelter and space – through discussion, visuals, and games that introduce them to native Northwest animals and their habitat needs. Students make the connection between their everyday actions, the 4Rs, and a healthy habitat.

Intermediate classroom workshops

NEW! Dive into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - grades 4-6

In this more advanced plastics and pollution workshop, Intermediate students investigate the role of disposable plastics in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Through visuals that convey the importance and beauty of healthy oceans, students learn how their simple everyday actions can save natural resources and contribute to a healthy marine ecosystem and healthy planet.

Garbology - grades 3-5

Through inquiry-based activities, students discover the simple science of decomposition and what happens to the things that we throw away. Students become "Garbologists" as they learn about how our local landfill works and why practicing the 4Rs is important for a healthy planet.

Habitat Stewardship - grades 3-5

This advanced habitat workshop introduces the concept of stewardship, providing an in-depth look at the necessary components of habitat and our role in keeping it healthy. Students examine their personal choices and their impacts on the environment as they learn about several native Northwest animals and their habitats.

Our Climate, R Choices - grades 4-6

Students are introduced to the basics of climate change and ways to reduce their impact on the planet. Students investigate a product's life cycle and learn the connection between the manufacture, use, and disposal of everyday items and the creation of greenhouse gases. Through interactive activities, students learn how practicing the 4Rs can help reduce our impact on Earth's climate.

Spanish language workshops
Taught entirely in Spanish

Recicla Más, Spanish language - grades 3-5

In this workshop taught entirely in Spanish students participate in fun and engaging activities to learn about where their natural resources come from and how to correctly sort what can and can't be recycled. Students discover how recycling right and avoiding contamination can help reduce our waste and save natural resources.

Habitate Saludables – Spanish language - grades 3-5

Taught entirely in Spanish, this workshop helps students understand the connection between habitat and the four Rs and "Super C" (rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle and compost). Students participate in interactive small group games and activities to learn how their everyday actions can protect habitats.

To schedule a workshop, contact Triangle Associates at workshops@triangleassociates.com email Triangle Associates or call 206-583-0655.

Green Schools Program assistance and workshops for Green Teams

King County Green Schools Program provides guidance, tools, and recognition for class, Green Team, or other school group projects that conserve natural resources and protect the environment. Learn more about Elementary School Green Teams.

These programs and services are available to registered King County Green Schools participants in King County outside of the City of Seattle and are provided at no charge to the recipient.

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