2016 EE in the Classroom Workshop

Environmental Education in the Classroom

Are you looking for hands-on, real world activities to engage students in authentic learning?

Join this workshop to see how easy it is to integrate environmental education (EE) activities into your current curriculum in science, language arts, social studies, math, art, etc. We will spend the day engaged in EE activities that are aligned to the College and Career Ready Standards and STEM/STEAM/STREAM. These activities ranges from environment to animal to plants to soils and water. Experience education from a different perspective: in the schoolyard. Learn how to use your schoolyard as a field trip location and research lab for learning experiences!

Why teach EE?
Research studies show that when core subjects are taught using the environment as an integrating context, there is:
• Reduced discipline and classroom management problems
• Increased engagement, and enthusiasm for learning
• Increased critical and creative thinking skills and problem-solving abilities
• Increased student pride and ownership in accomplishments
• Increased achievement

Participants will leave the workshop with EE kits filled with resources ready to use in Grades K-12 classrooms. Bring your mobile devices to see how technology can  enhance learning and connect you and students to the world of EE.  These environmental resources include, but are not limited to the following:

• PowerPoint presentations
• Common Birds of Alabama
• Bird Watching
• Introducing Endangered Species
• Activity Books
• Field Guides
• Classroom Seed/Plant Collection Set
• Children’s Literature
• Multiple curriculum guides,
• Project Wild
• Project Wild Aquatic
• Legacy Environmental Guide
• Legacy Water SourceBook Curriculum Guide
• Discovering Alabama Teacher Guides
• Posters
• Contact list of EE experts in Alabama

For more information, contact Shirley Farrell at sfarrell@alsde.edu or 334-242-8317

Time: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Location: TBD, but it’s at Camp McDowell!

Cost: A $25.00 fee will cover materials, supplies, and lunch for the day.