K-12 EE
K-12 EE

K-12 EE

Moderator:

Sheri Soyka

Nysmith School, Soyka Consulting

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Students testing water from local aquatic ecosystems
Testing water from local aquatic ecosystems. Photo credit: Angela Darveau
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Moderator Endorsed: Global EE

As environmental educators, it can be easy to focus on problems like climate change, deforestation, and extinction, but that can have negative impacts on young generations. Rather than inspiring them to care more, this can sometimes have the opposite affect by causing young people to feel helpless to make change. We can combat this by fostering a sense of place in our students, focusing on local ecosystems, and encouraging them to see nature all around them. A focus on local solutions gives us a chance to see how just a few people can make a big difference. We can inspire others by emphasizing tangible actions that they can personally take, since it always feels better to do something about the problems you see. Small adjustments to these lessons may be all it takes to change someone’s outlook!

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2023 NOAA B-WET Program Funding Opportunities

November 30, 2022

Two funding opportunities from NOAA B-WET are now open.

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EPA Calls for Applications for the 2023 President...

November 28, 2022

EPA is excited to announce the application period for the President’s Environmental Youth Award (...

Moderator Endorsed: Global EE
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Combating Ecophobia in the Classroom

November 28, 2022

As environmental educators, it can be easy to focus on problems like climate change, deforestation...

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Plant Heroes

November 28, 2022

Explore our online library of free lessons, journal pages, conservation comics, field guides, and...

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Pokok-Ed: Palm Oil Sustainability Simulation

November 25, 2022

Pokok-Ed is a digital educational simulation of palm oil cultivation in countries such as Indonesia...

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Case Study: Latin American Marine Educators...

November 22, 2022

Check out a new GEEP case study overviewing the Latin American Marine Educators Network, an...

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