Schools

  • Teacher Education Programs: Teacher environmental education workshops for pre-K through grade 12 are offered locally each summer.  Resource conservation lessons are developed specifically to address Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and are taught by certified educators and established professional development providers.  For more information on teacher workshops, Contact Us.
  • CCSS Unit Plans: The following environmental science unit plans have been designed by certified science educators to meet the Common Core curriculum requirements at the specified grade levels.  Lessons are adaptable to several grade levels.
               5-E Composting Unit Plan - Grade 6:
               (Unit Plan)   (Handouts and Text)
 
               5-E Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Unit Plan - Grade 8:
               (Unit Plan)  (Handouts and Text)
 
               5-E Resource Conservation: E-Waste - Grades 11-12: 
               (Unit Plan and Lessons)  (Handouts and Text)
 
  • Student Programs: Programs on solid waste management issues, recycling, school recycling, composting, e-waste, and litter control and prevention are available on site to students from pre-K to post secondary classes based on schedule availability. To discuss a classroom visit, contact the District Educator.
  • Environmental Education Loan Library: The District maintains a loan library of educational materials – lesson plans and extensions, books, videos and music, – available for two week intervals at no cost to classroom teachers other than return postage. Click here to view items available for loan: Loan Library (pdf).
  • Student Materials: The District provides free age appropriate educational workbooks on resource conservation, recycling and litter prevention to students in K-6 for classroom lesson plan extension. Workbooks are made available upon request, prior to America Recycles Day in November and Earth Day in April. They are limited to one workbook per student.  Contact us for more information or to order classroom books.
  • Environmental Education Newsletter: The District publishes a bi-monthly e-mail newsletter, "Environmental Education E-News" during the months that school is in session during the year. The newsletter provides timely information about education events, school based grants, and teacher and student educational resources available locally and on line. To subscribe to "E-News", contact us.