Shabazz High School's Project Green Teen (PGT) has been selected as one of Sustain Dane's Badger Bioneers for 2017!
Badger Bioneers are individuals or teams who are moving the Greater Madison Region toward a happier, healthier future -- people who, in their professional or personal lives, are actively making change happen. They don't need to be famous, or work in a specific field, or have a fancy title. They just need to be people who care, who take action, and who are making a difference. Learn more.
How you can support:
Please send donations to Shabazz at 1601 N. Sherman Ave. Madison, WI, and put PGT in the MEMO line. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for the consideration. Inquiries can be directed to Robert Banks, science teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Project Green Teen (PGT)
Project Green Teen is an environmental service learning class that addresses authentic environmental needs in multiple communities. Instruction is integrated across all high school subject areas and delivered thematically with emphasis on real world connections reaching into students future school, community and career opportunities. Students learn in-depth land and water sciences and how the two are interconnected. Sustainability is the main theme across all subjects.
Students work with 21 different Environmental partner agencies, 70 volunteers directly and 160+ behind the scenes volunteers. PGT has 10 business partners to to support real world learning.
Environmental service projects include restoration of 20 feet of stream bank from eroding into the waterways, removing 50+ invasive and re-planting 50+ native WI trees, building over 200 fish habitat LUNKERS structures, sorted and spread 25lbs of Native woodland plants and helping local parks with returning to native species. Students have completed over 900 hours of service and 40+ hours of presentations at the local, state, national and international conferences.
Students expertise is authentically assessed by their willingness and ability to participate in a a one week trip to the Driftless area of Southwest Wisconsin. There students experience a different geography and water systems than in their home area. They complete service projects benefiting cold water resource management and connect sustainability across environmental, economic, social and political landscapes.
Due to the intensive learning and the expanse of hands on service projects students experience in PGT they are being offered College Scholarships for Resource Management & Environmental studies from (just a sampling):
- Northland College: Ashland WI,
- UW Stevens Point, WI
- College of the Atlantic: Bar Harbor Maine,
- SUNY-ESF Syracuse, New York
- Evergreen College, Olympia, WA
- Warren Wilson, Ashville, NC
Trips from past years
PGT media projects
PGT in the news
PGT Class Information 2017-18
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Field & Stream, April 2012 (cover and story) Wisconsin Natural Resources, 2010 Badger Sportsman, 2007
Hero of Conservation - Tina Murray "Casting for common ground" Read story (Page 1, Page 2)
"Outdoors", 2007 Capital Times, 2007 "Green Scene", Oct. 2005 Badger Sportsman, Feb. 2006 (Page 1 & 2)
"Project Green Teen at Work"
Midwest Fly Fishing, Mar. 2006 SeaWorld/Busch Gardens/FujiFilm Environmental Excellence Award, 2006