Fostering Environmental Stewardship in Elementary Students

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Welcome to Fostering Environmental Stewardship in Elementary Students

In this three unit course you will explore some research based methods of developing a sense of environmental stewardship in elementary and middle school students.

Carrot.jpgWithin each unit, you will have 3 activities to complete:


1. Readings, videos and other resources

2. Group Discussion

3. Lesson Plans

The assigned readings will inspire you to try some environmentally friendly activities with your students. The discussions will allow you to deepen your understanding and the lesson plans will hopefully become tools for you to use in your science or general education classroom.

Unit 1: Environmental Media

Flower 2.gif Target Objectives: Participants will explore some common environmental media resources and learn how to select media resources that develop environmental stewardship.


Unit 2: The Outdoor Classroom

Flower 2.gif Target Objectives: Participants will explore the rationale for teaching outdoors and explore their own teaching setting for opportunities to connect students with nature.

Unit 3: Making a Difference

Flower 2.gif Target Objectives: Participants will explore student initiated environmental activism and identify possible projects for student activists in their own communities.



When you're ready to begin, go to:

Unit 1: Environmental Media

and follow this character Carrot.jpg who will show you the required assignments.