Green Teacher 104, Fall 2014
Science in Season by Naomi Dietzel Hershiser
Starting from what they know, k-8 students can become classroom phenologists with these observational activities.
Sustainability Education and Media Literacy by Sox Sperry
Climate change can often provoke deep emotions in students. Instead of shying away, use these media literacy activities to foster discussions of what the future holds.
Fracking: Unlocking the Great Debate by Bert Tulk (free article)
The controversy behind hydraulic fracturing provides fuel for high school students to become critical thinkers
Twenty Minutes with a Mushroom by Jessica Pierson
Put the fun back in fungi with these three spore-filled activities.
Organizing Youth Farmer’s Markets by Jamie Siebrase
Ten steps to running a youth farmer’s market
Five Tools for Classrooms Without Walls by Logan LeCompte (free article)
The top five tools, and matching activities for taking elementary student learning outside – developed by REAL School Gardens
Every Species Has a Purpose by Wendy Brown with David Robinson
Help students understand the ecological importance of protecting precious wildlife
Wetland Warriors by Eric Diefenderfer
Foster environmental connections via this interdisciplinary,middle school project
Understanding Micro Particles in the Ocean by Dodie Sanders and Katelyn Hunt
A fun classroom activity that uses beach transects to help middle schoolers understand the impact of marine debris
Plant Wars: Invaders of the Lost Park by Daniella Rubeling
An unlikely partnership between a high school drama class and park interpreters sparked a unique and effective invasive species education program (reprinted from Teaching about Invasive Species)
Around the World: The Invasive Species Challenge by April Claus, Susie Moffett and Stacey Widenhofer (free article)
This engaging outdoor activity uses different colored balls to explain the spread of invasive species, while encouraging problem-solving and team-building skills (reprinted from Teaching about Invasive Species)