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  • 1.  Teaching Sustainability

    Posted 04-12-2022 03:27:00 PM
    Edited by Lily Nguyen 04-12-2022 04:45:55 PM
    Aloha, all!

    Happy Earth Month! I hope that everyone has been enjoying their Spring gardens. 

    Today, we hosted a webinar, Teaching for Sustainability, and I would love to hear more on-the-ground stories of how you incorporate sustainability concepts into your garden. How has gardening helped your students become inspired to become environmental stewards? What are some "aha!" moments that your students have experienced when learning about sustainability concepts? How have you introduced bigger ideas like climate change to younger students?

    Please also feel free to share any of your favorite sustainability resources for educators or kids! 

    I look forward to hearing more about how you teach for sustainability!

    Lily Nguyen
    Education Specialist

  • 2.  RE: Teaching Sustainability

    Posted 04-12-2022 05:07:00 PM
    This was such a wonderful conversation and information.  I'm new to this topic, and very eager to learn from the experts!

    Melissa Griego

  • 3.  RE: Teaching Sustainability

    Posted 04-14-2022 02:35:00 PM
    I think teaching about composting and vermiculture (to combat food waste) is a fun (worms!) and powerful way to teach students about sustainability. The AmeriCorps members that I work with have found lots of success using this resource with elementary-aged students:
    I would also recommend the 'Kiss the Ground' curriculum for middle school students:

    Erica Krug