Student from Mulick Park Elementary plant native plants at their school

Students from Grand Rapids Montessori school release salmon into a stream at Roselle Park

Students from City High Middle plant native plants along the Grand River

About Us

the Grand Rapids Environmental Education Network (GREEN) is a partnership among the Grand Rapids Public Schools, The Wege Foundation, and local providers of environmental education. We believe all students should have equitable and regular access to environmental education and nature-based learning. Our goal is to ensure all young people are environmentally literate, connected to the natural world, and prepared to protect Michigan’s natural resources.


Our Vision

All young people will be environmentally literate and connected with the natural world. They will live healthy lifestyles, have a strong sense of place in the world, be equipped to be stewards of Michigan's natural resources, and be able to contribute, both economically and environmentally, to a strong Michigan.