Philanthropy—A Day at the Beach
Young people get to know a local natural resource and use their time to protect the environment for the common good, with direct action and advocacy.
Introduce the concept of philanthropy and guide the learners to be philanthropists who take volunteer action for the common good.
With guidance from a local environmental agency, prepare the youth in advance of volunteering their time to clean up a lake or river for the common good. Arrange a field trip that includes picking up trash and recording the data.
This lesson is a reflection on the beach clean-up experience.