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Looking for an Environmental Education Curriculum

Hi everyone! I am trying to start an Environmental Education program at my child's elementary school. I currently have the curriculum from Project learning tree, National Wildlife Foundation, and Project Wild. All of them are great, however, I am looking for a curriculum that would be grade specific. Almost like a science curriculum, but completely tailored to Environmental Education. Any ideas? Thanks for the help!

I teach a project based learning outdoor education program for elementary students in San Diego. Most of our curriculum is of my own design but I do have some lesson plans and project plans for enegaging with elementary age students that is grade level specific. I'd love to hear more about your program. How often will you be meeting with students? What are your planned group sizes?

EIS + RTR = STEAM

While developing knowledge and talent for life in Space, Enterprise in Space strongly endorses the preservation, celebration and renewal of our Earth. EIS is a non-profit education project of the National Space Society. Remember the Rainforest designs and promotes Eco education.

EIS has joined forces with RTR to create Earth Science lessons K-12.The newly enhanced lessons redesigned on the robust EIS Academy platform are ready to launch for Earth Day and beyond. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and RTR has collected 10,000 images from the tropical forests of the 1800s. The RTR lessons are based on the Martius-Spix expedition 1817-1820.

http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/Lessons/lesson.html

Some say the Earth has reached the point of no return. Steven Hawking predicted the Earth will be uninhabitable in 60 years due to Global warming, overpopulation and resource depletion. So why study images of the way it used to be ? Hopefully, studying these RTR images and lessons will encourage students to become activists for the environment.

Surely, future generations who live in Space will treasure these images and lessons, and carry them in their hearts and memories wherever they go. If our future generations of Space travelers ever do find that other blue planet, they will treat it with respect knowing how the Earth used to be. Make time for Ecology lessons. They are a Green Oasis and a meaningful reward for your students any day of the week, anytime of year. Please help us build the Eco curriculum that we have just begun ! STEAM = EIS + RTR

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EIS + RTR = STEAM

While developing knowledge and talent for life in Space, Enterprise in Space strongly endorses the preservation, celebration and renewal of our Earth. EIS is a non-profit education project of the National Space Society. Remember the Rainforest designs and promotes Eco education.

EIS has joined forces with RTR to create Earth Science lessons K-12.The newly enhanced lessons redesigned on the robust EIS Academy platform are ready to launch for Earth Day and beyond. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and RTR has collected 10,000 images from the tropical forests of the 1800s. The RTR lessons are based on the Martius-Spix expedition 1817-1820.

http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/Lessons/lesson.html

Some say the Earth has reached the point of no return. Steven Hawking predicted the Earth will be uninhabitable in 60 years due to Global warming, overpopulation and resource depletion. So why study images of the way it used to be ? Hopefully, studying these RTR images and lessons will encourage students to become activists for the environment.

Surely, future generations who live in Space will treasure these images and lessons, and carry them in their hearts and memories wherever they go. If our future generations of Space travelers ever do find that other blue planet, they will treat it with respect knowing how the Earth used to be. Make time for Ecology lessons. They are a Green Oasis and a meaningful reward for your students any day of the week, anytime of year. Please help us build the Eco curriculum that we have just begun ! STEAM = EIS + RTR

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***News Flash*** : RTR is being translated to Arabic and kiswahili language for East and central African people by the Montessori Egypt Center (MEC).

Easy Guide for Teachers and Students

Remember the Rainforest 1

Title page :
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/title5.html

Table of Contents : Travels in Brazil by Karl von Martius
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/tvolumes/contentsv1.html
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/tvolumes/contentsv2.html

Index : Travels in Brazil 1824 and Flora Brasiliensis 1840
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/indexpaidfoldercopy/in...

Exploration : Explore 7 Ways
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/explorepage2%20(1).html

Activities
Lessons : Earth Day or any day
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/Lessons/lesson.html

Go exploring : Meet the Strangers
Open a page from the Expedition journal, click on Latin plant and animal names, and try to identify the “strangers”. Search by pasting the Latin name on Google.
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/tvolumes/tv2p159p.html
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/tvolumes/tv1p17p.html

Treasure Hunt : Whole school K-12
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/Lessons/lesson.html

Donate :
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/popup_contribute.html

Download free Eco ed posters :
http://www.remembertherainforest.com/shop2/pages/EDposters.html

More downloadable images : PEOPLE AND SCENES
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/a_galleries/gallery_scenes_s...
EXPEDITION ETCHINGS
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/etchcoms/treasureebook...
PLANTS
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/plantsandanimals/plant...
ANIMALS
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/plantsandanimals/fauna...

Subjects

HISTORY, GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMICS : BRAZIL 1817
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/indexpaidfoldercopy/in...
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/tvolumes/contentsv1.html
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/tvolumes/contentsv2.html

ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION :
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/indexpaidfoldercopy/in...
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/etchcoms/co6.html
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/etchcoms/co9.html {oxygenation}
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/etchcoms/co14.html
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/etchcoms/co16.html

LANGUAGE ARTS :
Essays on Ecology by the Father of Ecology, Karl von Martius.
leader the Martius-Spix expedition 1817-1820

http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/etchcoms/co6.html
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/etchcoms/co9.html {oxygenation}
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/etchcoms/co14.html
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/etchcoms/co16.html

BIOLOGY : Plants and Animals :
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/indexpaidfoldercopy/in... http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/plantsandanimals/plant...
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/plantsandanimals/fauna...

GEOGRAPHY : all locations in text are linked to maps in addition to the following info:
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/indexpaidfoldercopy/in...
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/map/mappage1.html

GEOLOGY :
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/indexpaidfoldercopy/in...

LIFESTYLE :
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/ebook/indexpaidfoldercopy/in...
http://remembertherainforest.com/shop2/rtr1/a_galleries/gallery_scenes_s...

I think one of the most important things for Environmental Education, especially for Elementary School children; is to foster a connection to their local environment ie stream, forest, wetland, etc before we can expect them to care about other environments. By developing a sense of local stewardship we open the minds and hearts of our students to other Environmental issues. I keep that in mind when I do lesson planning for Environmental Education, I try to focus on the little things that they can do to make a big difference for the world.