Resources from Environmental Education - 9/24/20
Mud Faces Activity
Science Room Spotlight
Each week, Erica Yoss (Environmental Education and Science Leader) will spotlight a different science class in the district that is doing great work with students!
--------------------This week's spotlight is Tim Melk's physics class. I am so happy that we are able to socially distance and perform labs with our students. This lab has students setting up a test, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions. Love the use of ACT skills!
If Trees Could Talk - Middle School Curriculum
The Forest History Society created an 11 module curriculum for middle school students. Here's what they say about it:
"If trees could talk and we could listen, would we be wiser? The Forest History Society believes that we must understand the history of forests and their people in order to shape the future of people and their forests. "If Trees Could Talk: A Curriculum in Environmental History" is an 11-module middle school curriculum that gives teachers the opportunity to download social studies activities that are based upon archival materials. The centerpiece of each module is a compilation of primary resources—documents, maps, newspaper articles, oral histories or photographs—from which students are asked to gather, examine, and analyze information, and synthesize insights."
The Color Yellow in Nature
Each week, Lisa Swaney (the Planetarium Director) will share some fun opportunities here!
STEM anyone? This week I focused on sharing a few wonderful opportunities for your students and your classroom. Included here is a USA Science and Engineering Festival. The event is free, you have all access, offers over 100+ STEM activities, and runs September 26th - October 3rd. Another STEM opportunity that exists is through Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision. It is a Free K-12 Science Competition for Students and Teachers. It's not too late to get a team together as project submission isn’t until next February. On October 15th - 18th, Wisconsin will be holding its very own science festival. Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium plans on helping host at least 4 different space talk sessions. Make sure to register early to ensure your pick of the sessions!
Moving in Nature
Glacier National Park Virtual Learning
Outdoor Learning Spotlight
In Case You Missed It!
Support for Outdoor Learning
To see detailed outdoor learning ideas, check out this slideshow.
To see a flyer that outlines our support offerings this year, check out this link.