Environment


EarthEcho
http://www.earthecho.org
EarthEcho is a great resource (and they have great workshops!). On the Program and Workshop page there are links to challenges, and if you are looking for great service learning projects to work on the Water Planet challenge has a ton or helpful material to get you started.

Earth Hour
www.earthhour.org
March 30, 2013 8:30pm-9:30pm local time (grades K-12)
Join the world for Earth Hour 2013 by switching off your lights at 8.30pm on Saturday, March 30 and sharing the positive action you will take for the planet beyond the hour.  Earth Hour calls on individuals, businesses, communities and governments to go beyond the hour by committing to a positive action for the planet and celebrating that commitment with the people of the world by switching off their lights for one designated hour.

Facing the Future  (grades K-12)
http://www.facingthefuture.org/Curriculum/FindCurriculumthatisRightforYou/tabid/68/Default.aspx
Facing the Future believes in the transformative power of widespread, systemic education to improve lives and communities, both locally and globally. Their positive, solutions-based programming is designed by and for teachers, and brings critical thinking about global issues to students in every walk of life.  Provides action projects linked to curriculum.

Food Forward (grades 9-12)
www.foodforward.org/get-involved/youth-service/
Food Forward’s mission is to reconnect people with people – through food – by bringing together volunteers and neighbors to share in the gleaning and distributing of locally grown food from private homes and public spaces which is then distributed to local food pantries and organizations serving those in need.  Students can complete a service project.

Generation Earth (grades 6-12)
www.generationearth.com
Generation Earth is an environmental education program of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works presented by TreePeople. The program provides professional development training and personalized support to secondary school teachers and students in Los Angeles County. It encourages and assists those who want to make a difference in their local environment through campus and community eco-projects. For current workshops, contact Loyda Ramos at lramos@treepeople.org.

Los Angeles Audubon Society
http://losangelesaudubon.org
This site has a great resources particularly if you live near Baldwin Hill or Ballona creek. The Baldwin hill field guide in an of itself is a reason to visit this site. Also included here are links for Citizen Science, which are on going projects to help collect data regarding rare birds.

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
http://www.bewaterwise.com/index.html
If you are starting a California Native Garden you need to check out this site. There are tips on where to buy your plants and helpful hints on how to DIY.

North American Association For Environmental Education (NAAEE)
http://eelink.net/pages/EE-Link+Introduction
Under the for teachers link, this website provides links and connections to other sites that provide great material for starting projects. The EHP link is particularly helpful because it provides lab suggestions which can easily be extended to larger service learning projects or incorporated into a service learning project.

Tree People
http://www.treepeople.org
TreePeople’s mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share the process as a model for the world.  TreePeople offers teacher workshops, curriculum, DIY guides and service project support.

 

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