Patricia M. DeMarco, Ph.D.
Author: "Pathways to Our Sustainable Future- Global Perspective from Pittsburgh"
Forest Hills Borough Council, 2016-2020
Visiting Researcher & Writer, Carnegie Mellon University
Senior Scholar and Adjunct Faculty, Chatham University
2017 William Freudenburg Lifetime Achievement Award
2018 Visionary of the Year- PA Interfaith Power and Light
2019 Carnegie Science Award- Environment
Literacy is a big part of teaching sciences, specifically Climate Change. Teaching with literature that helps with that teaching is crucial to begin to have an understanding of our role in fighting Climate Change.
Learn about real world threats to marine mammals and the ocean as well as the urgent need to address them. Using problem solving and critical thinking skills, participants will collaborate to design a solution to alleviate one of the threats. This program raises the awareness of participants to the interconnection between people and the ocean and empowers them to help restore it. In the process they discover how science and engineering are important to ocean related careers.
This is a two-part distance learning event with an assignment in between.
Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, The 13 Pathways to Greening Your School are designed for you to use September – June (1-10) serving as year-round learning tools, and you can put them in any order that aligns with your program in school, after school, or out of school!
Within each Pathway you will find links to curriculum, games, apps, videos, Days to Celebrate and more!
This material aims to help students develop a personal understanding of
where our water comes from, answering such questions as “How does water get to our homes?” and “Where does it go when it flows down the drain or is flushed from a toilet?” Designed to help students learn to respect and love water, the guide offers educators an opportunity to discover practical tools that can help students learn and grow as stewards of the planet in all ways, always.
The Nature of Teaching includes formal standards-based curricula and informal activity-based curricula all centered around getting youth outside. The three program areas of the formal curricula include: Wildlife, Health and Wellness, and Food Waste. Each program area provides standards-based lesson plans free as a downloadable PDF. Lesson plans are classroom ready for grades K-12. The Nature of Teaching also oﬀers professional development workshops for teachers focused on science, the environment, and getting students connected with nature. Find the free downloadable lesson plans and assessments at www.purdue.edu/nature
The An Incredible Journey curriculum for grades 4-5 is filled with 10 hands-on lesson plans that explore the salmon life cycle; the cultural, environmental, and economic importance of salmon; the major issues facing salmon today; and how individuals can get involved to protect and conserve these iconic species.
Bat Week is Oct 24-Oct 31! Use this annual celebration timed with Halloween to teach kids about the important role bats play in nature. As insect eaters, pollinators, and seed spreaders, bats provide critical services for our ecosystem. Share facts and activities about bats and bat conservation with your students.
These fun recycling lesson plans will not only teach students about the importance of stewardship and conservation they also connect to standards in science, math, and reading for grades 1–8. They use the popular 5E lesson plan model, so you know they’re hands on and easy to adapt for your classroom!
Every lesson plan was created in collaboration with teachers, and they all include free worksheets to use, too.