This field trip is conducted at Chautauqua Park in Boulder, and consists of discussions and activities involving: the 10 essentials for backcountry safety, identifying and learning natural history of plants along the McClintock Trail, exploration of nature by doing a scavenger hunt, and sensory awareness and through the "Hug-a-Tree" activity.
This tour visits Growing Gardens in North Boulder (comprised of community gardens, Cultiva! and The Children's Peace Garden), Boulder County Agricultural Heritage Center/Lohr McIntosh Farm, and either Pachamama Organic Farm or Cure Organic Farm. The field trip focuses on what plants need in order to grow (including compost, decomposers, pollinators, etc.) as well as what it's like to work on a farm and grow your own food.
Come discover the benefits of incorporating a learning classroom at your institution. Discover how to meet the new PFL- Personal Financial Literacy, Science, and Health standards by maximizing the use of land and receiving new multiple streams of income through Grants and Plants.
The program was the birth of both a passion for the environment and the genuine concern for the increasing childhood obesity rates in the United States. The idea came from Heidi Halvorsen as a passion to bring nutrition back to the class and from Dr. Ilisha Newhouse who strongly believes the best lessons take place outside the classroom and in the field. Our goal is to encourage our peers and colleagues to utilize the community economic resources in a matter that moves the educational experience outside and creates an attachment to the environment. We ask that each interested party begin with small steps and explore untapped resources such as land that is not utilized in an effective or efficient manner. The next step is to begin replacing plants, trees, and bushes with baring foliage that produce, fruit, vegetables, herbs or spice. A final step in the program the incorporation of a 1/3 acre or more as a designated area for the Living Classroom that will become a self-sustaining program that will add to the selection in the cafeteria such as a salad bar.
Because Some of the Best Lessons Come From Nature....
Health and the environment are important learning areas in science education and their significance is growing. Not only do they have high social relevance, but are also appealing to students' interests and needs. They provide many opportunities to unlock science with questions that are personally relevant to boys and girls and that inspire them to engage in science as well as become stewards of the environment and activists for healthy social lifestyles.
Green Up Our Schools is a grant program that supports elementary school waste reduction & recycling programs. Schools accepted into the program receive $2,000 over 3 years and personalized assistance achieving their goals.
This workshop was presented at Teaching Outside the Box Conference 2013. Whether you a re new to the field or have years of experience, the EE Certification Program through CAEE can help you grow as an environmental educator. Participants were able to find out more about the program and how they can get started. Session handouts and additional links for information are provided here.
The Traveling Sea brings the ocean to YOU with assembly style or individual class workshops for schools, home schools, clubs, camps, libraries and more. All of our programs adhere to the Colorado Common Core Standards and the North American Association of Environmental Education guidelines.
Our hands on, get wet marine science programs explore how the ocean affects our live in Colorado through experiments, labs, art, and The Traveling Touch Tank with live sea animals you can hold.
Based on the needs of the student group (Student Council, Eco-Club, etc.), Eco-Cycle staff will meet with and support students in increasing school-wide knowledge and participation in recycling efforts and environmental awareness. This can be done through discussion, brain-storming sessions, labeling and relocation of waste stations throughout the school, poster-making, and/or presentations and activities.
During this fun activity, students learn about paper recycling by turning their used paper into new paper right there in the classroom! Each student gets to take home their very own piece of hand-made paper!
Students will get a better understanding of the beauty and importance of the forests near us. An animal game teaches about food chains and the interrelationships between animals and plants. Students will also see examples of the many products made from trees, then problem solve ways to keep our forests healthy.
Eco-Cycle North American Forests and Papermaking (1-2nd)(Boulder and Broomfield Counties/Public Schools Only)
Students will get a better understanding of the beauty and importance of the forests near us. An animal game teaches about food chains and the interrelationships between animals and plants. Students will also see examples of the many products made from trees, then problem solve ways to keep our forests healthy. A papermaking activity will allow students to make the connections between trees, paper and recycling and take their hand-made paper home!