Learning Outdoors

Resources from Environmental Education - 4/16/20

The SDW Environmental Education team will be sending weekly updates (on Thursdays) with resources and ideas for you to share with students and families. Content may come in the form of videos, lessons, read-aloud stories, or project ideas. Feel free to utilize as much or as little as you would like.


If there are specific content areas that you are interested in us exploring, or if there are specific tools that we can create to best support you and your students, feel free to reach out with suggestions!

Week 3 Resources

Virtual Earth Day

Check out the poster below for actions you (and students) can take on Earth Day in your community!

Art Pages - Caterpillar to Butterfly Series

Environmental Education teachers Sally T. has created another series of beautiful art pages for students to read and color. Click on the link to access the PDF of the Caterpillar to Butterfly series.
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Adopt a Storm Drain

EE teacher John T. is helping us launch a city-wide effort to keep the Fox River cleaner! To participate, students and families can adopt a storm drain in their neighborhood. After they choose which storm drain to adopt, they can clean it up (instructions in the video), submit a photo of themselves with their drain, and then have their adopted drain included in our database. Lots more information and specific instructions can be found in this Adopt a Storm Drain Announcement.
Adopting a Storm Drain

Read Aloud Story

EE teacher Lynn P. reads the book "What If There Were No Bees? A Book about the Grassland Ecosystem" by Suzanne Buckingham Slade. Supplement the story with some facts about Honeybees, a resource much enjoyed by EE teacher Rita K.
Read-Aloud: What If There Were No Bees
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H.O.M.E.S Lesson #2

This week the Alliance for the Great Lakes is offering a lesson is focused on watersheds and the water cycle! Check it out at this link.
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Science Joke of the Week

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