Designed for groups of 12-15 students, Environmental Explorers is a weekly afterschool offering that connects students in grades K-8 to nature wherever they are.
Through hands-on learning in an afterschool setting, participants connect with their local watershed and explore ways they can work to protect it.
- Explore the local watershed and investigate water samples for living organisms, build a watershed model, and learn about the water cycle.
- Compare weather and climate, learn about greenhouse gases, play games, and explore through hands-on experiments.
- Work as a group to identify watershed issues related to climate change. This student-led initiative works to inspire change in their community.
3-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - design solutions to weather damage
3-LS1-1 - From Molecules to Organisms--Structures and Processes - life cycles
3-LS4-3 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - env. constraints on organisms survival
3-LS4-4 - Biological Evolution--Unity and Diversity - changes in habitat affect reproduction
4-ESS1-1 - Earth's Place in the Universe - erosion and deposition shapes landscape
4-ESS3-2 - Earth and Human Activity - solutions to natural disaster impact
5-ESS2-1 - Earth's Systems - water cycle model
5-ESS2-2 - Earth's Systems - salt:fresh water ratio in biosphere
5-ESS3-1 - Earth and Human Activity - ways to reduce resource use by humans
5-LS2-1 - Ecosystems--Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics - movement of matter through food web