Engaging Students in Environmental Inquiry and Stewardship
Integrating Environment, the Urban Student, and ArtEngaging Students in Environmental Inquiry and StewardshipA Little About Me3rd year science teacherThe Ohio State University (undergraduate)Cleveland State University (licensure)Miami University (Masters degree)
Summit AcademyWork at Summit Academy Secondary School CantonAutistic, Educational, Behavioral, Emotional Disability StudentsUrban, Rural, Suburban mix
Project DragonflyCompleted a Masters Program Project Dragonfly/ Miami University/ CMZ
Engaging StudentsMaking it relevant!!Students get excited
ActivitiesAlways better than a lecturelearning visually and kinestheticallyUnderstand the information much better
Cross curricular!Modelling collaboration Making science fun!
Recycling through Upcycling!Recycling: turns waste back into the same thing over and over.
Upcycling: the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use and value
Easy Upcycling IdeasTreehuggerwww.treehugger.com
Duct Tape companyhttps://www.duckbrand.com/duck-tape-club/ducktivities
Duck Tape Wallet There are many ways to make a Duck tape wallet
We are using Duck brand duct tapeIts locally madein Avon, Ohio (Cleveland suburb)Can apply for donations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnR9xKPoZV8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2_bk_Y9RPQ&list=PL1191AD4EB41BD407 http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Duct-Tape-Wallet Shurtech Donations (Duck Tape Company)ShurTech Brands accepts donation requests from non-profit organizations that have a charitable or educational purpose. Requests must be written on the organization's letterhead and should be submitted at least six weeks prior to the event. They can be mailed to:
ShurTech BrandsAttn: Brandi Gioiello, Community Relations Specialist32150 Just Imagine DriveAvon, Ohio 44011-1355String ArtA neat idea for decorating!
InexpensiveCan use found materials
Simple! Great for all ages!
Can be used to teach shapes/geometry/mathematical concepts
Great for small spacesUrban Gardening!
Can be used for hearty plants
Donations/GrantsHome Depothttp://homedepotfoundation.org/page/applying-for-a-grantNew applications Feb 1st, 2015Loweshttp://www.toolboxforeducation.com/Targethttps://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grantsWalmarthttp://foundation.walmart.com/apply-for-grants/
Kickstarterhttps://www.kickstarter.com/Donors Choosehttp://www.donorschoose.org/Go Fund Mehttp://www.gofundme.com/
Check out and ask local businesses!