Think Earth Day Every Day
The federal Every Student Succeeds Act, passed in December 2015 to take effect in the 2017-2018 school year, is the fi rst law in U.S. history to include language that supports environmental education. Plans call for it to be integrated with current state standards, graduation requirements, teacher development and assessment, funding sources and policy action steps.
EducationWorld.com offers lesson plan ideas for students. For example, students from third grade through high school might collect their household junk mail and explore ways to reduce it. Those in kindergarten through eighth grade may create a binder of information on endangered species that includes maps, animal facts and threats to their survival, exploring causal interconnections throughout the planet. Students can also build a cafeteria compost pile or fi nd ways to improve their school’s recycling program.
Kathleen Rogers, president of the nonprofi t Earth Day Network, on Earth- DayNetwork.org, says, “We need to promote environmental consciousness into our children’s curricula so they are able to analyze problems, think critically, balance needs and take informed action.”
Earth Day isn’t just one day. Aware citizens can take a rewarding action every day. Help the Houston area and Gulf Coast region celebrate and forward its progress toward sustainability at these local Earth Day 2017 events.
March for Science Houston
See Event Updates on our Facebook page at: Facebook.com/nasetexas, Events
Adopt-A-Beach Coast-wide Spring Cleanup
21st Annual Earth Day Celebration
Educational activities, butterfly garden
2nd Annual Pleasure Pier Seawall Cleanup
Fish Tales parking entrance on Q 1/2. street Call 409-766-4950 for information.
Teacher Earth Day at the Coastal Heritage Preserve
Artist Boat, 2627 Avenue O, Galveston Call 409-770-0722 for details
Family Fun 5K “Walk for the Wild Things”
$20 pre-registration, $25 day of event, kids 5 and under free. Visit ABNC.org for information. Call 713-274-2667 to register.Edit ModuleShow Tags