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Environmental Education and DEP

Examples of Environmental Education In Action

First graders collecting natural objects on school property and separating or organizing them by shape, color, size, age or weight

High school students writing text for a brochure in English class and designing the brochure in Art class, that will be distributed in school to promote car maintenance and oil recycling

Youth group members from a church enjoying a weekend camping trip at a state park and attending a walk led by a naturalist

Students in an environmental club collecting samples of water and aquatic insects from a local stream and studying the samples in their science class

School district faculty attending an interactive "Project Learning Tree Workshop" as part of their district-wide in-service day

A local environmental commission working with a high school technology club to incorporate their community's environmental data onto GIS software housed at the local library

High school students researching and debating risk assessment as it applies to their lives and communities

A school adopting community property and working with community leaders and local businesses to restore local flora and fauna and use the property as an outdoor learning laboratory

Secondary students presenting lessons on energy conservation to elementary students in the school district

Fourth graders observing an "adopted" tree through the seasons

Scouts helping to map land use impacts on a local river