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March 2020

2020 Green Schools Conference & Expo

March 2 - March 4
Hilton Downtown Portland, 921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States

The 2020 Green Schools Conference & Expo (GSCE) will be held March 2-4 in Portland, Oregon. GSCE is the premier education and engagement opportunity for leaders and advocates who are passionate about the future of healthy, sustainable schools throughout the country and around the world.

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*RESCHEDULED* Oregon Active Transportation Summit

March 18 @ 7:00 am - March 19 @ 5:00 pm
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232 United States

The Street Trust's 2020 Active Transportation Summit will be held at the Oregon Convention Center on March 18 & 19. The Summit is our annual conference featuring inspiring mobile workshops, plenary sessions, professional training, and networking with keynote speakers, thought leaders, and passionate professionals. The Summit is an opportunity to step out of our workday roles and join together in the common purpose of improving walking, biking, public transit, and other non-auto transportation choices. Our region and state are hubs…

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*RESCHEDULED* ORSRTS Annual Meeting – Thursday, March 19, 2020

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
ODOT Region 1, 123 NW Flanders St
Portland, United States

Join us on Thursday, March 19 from 9:00am - 1:30pm for the Oregon Safe Routes to School Network Annual Meeting to connect with other Safe Routes to School practitioners from around the state, share successes and problem solve as a part of the growing Safe Routes to School Network. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend. Lunch provided. What: Oregon Safe Routes to School Network Annual Meeting When: Thursday, March 19 from 9:00am - 1:30pm Where: 123 Flanders St. Portland,…

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April 2020

*CANCELLED* SRTS Equity Workshop: Leading with a Racial Equity Lens for Structural Transformation

April 2 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Metro Offices, 600 NE Grand Ave
Portland, OR United States

THIS TRAINING IS CANCELLED. “Leading with a Racial Equity Lens for Structural Transformation” Thursday, April 2, 2020 8:00am - 3:00pm Metro Offices, Portland, Oregon Through exercises, discussions and presentations, participants will strengthen their knowledge of strategies and tools to achieve equity. We will explore a framework for racial justice efforts that moves beyond merely valuing racial diversity to achieving racial equity. We will explore how leading with a racial equity lens is an essential component of a strategy for structural…

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Equity and Communication Webinar

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

While schools are closed, it is a good time for SRTS providers to develop communication tools to engage with school families now and in the future. Learn about best practices for reaching diverse audiences, how to create accessible documents (print, online, and video), inclusive language, and graphic design that is engaging and reflects the community. We’ll also provide some tips for applying behavioral theory for more effective communication, with specific examples from Portland and nation-wide SRTS programs. Speakers: Hannah Day-Kapell, Principal,…

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Action Plan Webinar

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Oregon Safe Routes to School Action Plan is a community-based approach for increasing rates of active school travel. School staff, parents and students work together with community stakeholders, such as city or county staff, non-profits and public health officials to create the SRTS Action Plan. Learn about the template, how to use the online login and develop the plan for your schools. Speaker: Brian Potwin, Executive Director, Commute Options Register Now!

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May 2020

ODOT SRTS Grant Opportunity Webinar

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

In the spring and summer of 2020, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will solicit proposals for the second round of new Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Construction funding and Planning assistance. ODOT staff will present a program overview and answer questions about this new opportunity. The presentation will cover SRTS Construction Program specifics including, timeline, eligibility, proposal selection process, match requirements, and proposal development tips. The target audiences include city, county, tribes, transit agency staff, and interested public school…

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June 2020

Engineering and Infrastructure Webinar

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As SRTS practitioners, gaps in infrastructure are constantly coming to light. Whether, through walk audits, action planning, or concerned parents the list grows. Prioritizing these projects for funding in transparent, objective, and equitable ways is an important part of the work. Learn about several tools that Oregon practitioners have used to prioritize projects ranging from bike parking to raised crossings.Speaker: Laughton Elliott-Deangelis, SRTS Coordinator, Springfield School District Sarah Mazze, SRTS Program Manager, Eugene 4J School District Abra McNair, Communication and…

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