Community-Centered Climate Action for 3rd-5th Grade Teachers
Mar 2 – May 25, 2023
Mar 2 – May 25, 2023
In this course, teachers and students use the perimeter of their school to inquire about and monitor air quality as well as learn about emissions and activism in their community.
Did you know idling cars during school pickup impacts air quality and the environment? Learn how to use an easy-to-implement action project to motivate and empower your students. Your students will build an understanding of how air pollution impacts their community and the climate and learn what community members are doing about it. They will then work together to map their findings, develop an action plan and share what they have learned.
By the end of this course, participants will:
This course is intended for teachers of 3rd-5th grade students with some flexibility in what they teach. The action project in this course is focused on idling cars and buses during school pickup so is best suited for schools that have not already actively engaged on this issue with their community and teachers who can make the project a part of their school day. Others are welcome but will likely be unable to implement the materials.
All sessions will be in Zoom.
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IslandWood acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people, who have been stewards of this region's land and waters since time immemorial, and who continue to protect these lands and waters for future generations, as promised by the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, the Treaty of Point No Point of 1855, and the Treaty of Medicine Creek of 1854.
While the majority of our work takes place on Suquamish (suq̀ʷabš) and Duwamish (dxʷdɐwʔabʃ) land, we also conduct programs on the land of the Snohomish (sduhúbʃ), Puyallup (spuyaləpabš), Muckleshoot (buklshuhls), Skokomish (sqoqc’bes), and S’Klallam (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm) peoples.
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