From the Classroom

Strategy Share: Environmental Literacy and Connections with STEM Californians

Strategy Share: Environmental Literacy and Connections with STEM Californians

Hi to all the global citizens, explorers, and educators! In my previous post, I shared how I use National Geographic Young Explorer Magazine as a powerful tool to empower my students to make interdisciplinary connections and explore like paleontologists, ichthyologists, and oceanographers. Kindergartners have a natural sense of wonder and curiosity, and they inspire me to see the world in all its interconnected beauty. I want them to appreciate all of the amazing beauty on Earth, as well as the beauty in their own world, which is California!

This time, I’m writing to share about two other resources I frequently pair together in my classroom: the California Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum (EEI) and local, real-world scientists. The EEI are free K-12 units are aligned with social studies, Common Core and NGSS standards: Interdisciplinary connections for an interconnected world! Most importantly, to empower my students and make what we learn with EEI tangible, I connect them to STEM Californians (like National Geographic Explorers) who are making the world more awesome by protecting, studying and conserving these natural resources on land and in water.

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Welcome Fall 2017 Projects!

Welcome Fall 2017 Projects!

It’s a new semester and a new year in the Watershed Classroom! I want to say a big welcome back to our four Fall projects. All projects are now up on our website. Just click on the project's names to be taken directly to their pages!

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