2017-18 Green Schools Quest - Mentor Registration Form

Thanks for your interest in participating as a mentor in the Green Schools Quest: A Project-Based Challenge!

Through the Green Schools Quest, we hope to empower students and communities to be good stewards of their own environments, while facilitating a connection between the green building/sustainability professional community and younger generations.

More information about the Quest, including project ideas, impact, and recognition for outstanding achievement is available at www.usgbc-mogateway.org/green-school-quest/.

JOIN THE GREEN SCHOOLS QUEST AS A MENTOR
Please review the mentor responsibilities, and complete the registration form below as thoroughly as possible. The information that you provide will help our team make the best mentor-school partner assignments.

Contact hope.gribble@mobot.org if you have any questions.

The Green Schools Quest is part of Green Apple Day of Service, a global initiative spearheaded by USGBC's Center for Green Schools. Check out www.mygreenapple.org for more information about Green Apple Day of Service.

    Green Mentor Responsibilities

    • Provide sustainability expertise and guidance at your assigned school. • Commit to a minimum of 4-6 hours per month of personal time mentoring within assigned school beginning October 2017 and concluding mid-March 2018. • Meet with the school Green Team at least twice per month. • Help students and their team Sponsor (a minimum of one faculty/staff/parent per team will assist as team Sponsor) green their schools for little or no cost. • Provide guidance on project selection, execution, establishment of metrics and recording impact. • Assist with documentation and preparation of final submission (such as video or PowerPoint). • Help assigned school compete for special recognition in the Green Schools Quest. • Attend one Green Mentor training prior to visiting your assigned school. • Submit two progress reports via a quick online survey during the course of the Green Schools Quest. • Consider attending a Mentor Meet Up during the course of the Quest to meet and exchange ideas with fellow mentors. • Mentors must be a member of USGBC-MGC. USGBC-MGC is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization. Membership is open to all individuals and available in a variety of levels starting at the $35/year Supporter level. More information about membership is available at www.usgbc-mogateway.org/membership/.

    2017-18 Timeline

    April 12, 2017 – Registration opens for schools & mentors September 8, 2017 (Extended from original deadline of August 15, 2017) – Deadline for mentors to register September 15, 2017 – Deadline for schools to register September 21, 2017, 3 - 5 pm - Mentor Training (only necessary to attend one) September 26, 2017, 8 - 10 am - Mentor Training (only necessary to attend one) October 2017 – March 11, 2018 – Participating schools work with their Green Mentors to pursue a sustainability project March 11, 2018 – Conclude the 2017-18 Green Schools Quest April 10, 2018 – Winners announced at the 11th Annual Green Schools Event Mid-April-May 2018 – Awards presented

    Contact Information

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    School Pairing

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    PROJECT TYPE. The type of project the school is interested in (energy, water, etc) is aligned with your area of expertise.
    LOCATION. The schools is within a close proximity to your work/home.
    AGE GROUP. Age group of students is aligned with your preference.
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    Project Experience

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    Mentor Training

    USGBC-MGC will host two mentor trainings on the dates listed below. MENTORS NEED TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE TRAININGS. Trainings will be held at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110.
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