2017 Baltimore Conference Strand

Anchoring Our Natural Treasures Through Environmental Literacy

Today's students are tomorrow's leaders. It is imperative that they be equipped to rise to challenges, including preservation of natural resources, mitigation of air and water pollution, and adaptation to climate change. They must think critically and understand how their actions impact the environment. Engaging students in local action, research, or citizen science projects today fosters the environmentally literate leaders of tomorrow, who are connected to the world around them, and informed enough about the environment to be decision makers. In this strand, teachers will learn to elevate student experiences by partnering with informal educational providers, getting students outdoors, and participating in authentic research.

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