Turning Blacktops Into Butterfly Gardens: the San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance Holds Its Inaugural Conference October 25-26.
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SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2002
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The San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden Green Schoolyard Alliance (SFGSA SFGSA San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance (California) ) announced today that it will hold its inaugural Growing Greener School Grounds Conference on October 25th and 26th. The conference is co-sponsored by San Francisco Beautiful (SFB SFB Sonderforschungsbereich
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"The San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance was formed out of a desire to dramatically change the landscape of our city's schools which typically provide children with outdoor spaces that are asphalt wastelands," said Nan McGuire, chair of the SFGSA. "Green schoolyards are being created all over the world and provide some of the most effective, hands-on teaching tools available. These cost-effective, outdoor classrooms give schools essential learning resources as they teach our children to be stewards of the environment and also beautify their adjacent surroundings."
The goal of the conference, which is open to parents, teachers and community members throughout the Bay Area, is to educate people on the benefits of green schoolyards. The two day event is being held at St. Mary's Cathedral St. Mary's Cathedral, or Cathedral of St. Mary the Virgin, or other variations on the name, may refer to: Australia
In addition, Sharon Danks, of EcoSchool Design, will give a slide presentation illustrating successful case studies of ecological school grounds in the U.S and around the world.
The conference will also include a networking and resource fair on October 25th to provide information, contacts, and material to use in the classroom and on school grounds.
Conference participants are invited to get their hands dirty in a wide variety of workshops on October 26th. They can help to create a bird and butterfly garden For the garden hobby, see .
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For more information on how to register, visit www.sfgreenschools.org to download a copy of the conference brochure and enrollment form, or send your conference questions to email@example.com.