In this lesson, students will understand how reusing, reducing and recycling can save resources and reduce pollution. They will investigate and begin to strategize about what they can do in their school, homes and community to reduce pollution.
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Unit: Earth Connections
Students utilize classroom learning and multimedia projects to identify key aspects of urban ecosystems and explore the concept of environmental justice locally and globally.
The intent of this lesson is to illustrate the relationship between air quality and its critical role in personal health concerns. Consequently, the awareness gained will serve to develop a sense of urgency in the quest for clean air.
Unit: My Water, Our Water
Participants identify the impact of humans on lakes and rivers and their respective ecosystems, and citizen responsibility to protect the waterways.
Participants discuss the attributes and benefits of local water resources and ecosystems. They identify the interrelatedness of humans and the environment, and how we treat the water impacts our lives....
The purpose of this lesson is for learners to apply their knowledge of the environmental impact of impervious surfaces in their community and propose alternative solutions.
The purpose of this lesson is to assist students in identifying ways the different sectors have demonstrated community stewardship through philanthropy.
Students will be active philanthropists by volunteering their time to clean debris from the beach or at a local park for the common good. (This activity can be adapted to your location, i.e., clean any public park area.) They will estimate and weigh their bags, total their tally sheets and make...
Unit: Trail Mix Project
This lesson offers an opportunity for students to make a difference in their community regarding kids' hunger. Students give their time to make Trail Mix, which they donate to a local agency (such as Kids Food Basket in Grand Rapids, MI). Also, students represent collected data using a bar graph...
Discussion of the book The Three Questions guides youth to be aware of people and needs around them and the importance of service as a response to the needs of others.
Author: Urban EdVenture Faculty at Westminster