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Ecological Empowerment:  Helping Kids Help the Environment

Audience: Workshop for after-school practitioners and community educators serving children between the ages of 6-11 years

About The Workshop: This ecology-based workshop offers the following components: viewing of several popular PBS Kids shows, literacy extensions, hands-on science activities, computer integration, and opportunities to extend children’s learning through participation in local and/or national volunteer programs and events. 

Feedback: All WXXI workshop materials can be downloaded and used at your convenience.  WXXI appreciates your feedback, so if you implement any of the Ecological Empowerment materials in your work with children, please e-mail any comments you are willing to share to , WXXI, at mfrench@wxxi.org

Ecological Empowerment Lesson Descriptions:

Lesson One:  Environmental Citizenship

Citizenship is often a complex concept for young children to grasp because this concept is not concrete or tangible. Therefore, introducing the related concept of environmental citizenship may also be challenging to present to children. In this multi-step lesson, children will participate in a series of literacy-based multimedia, online, and hands-on learning experiences to examine the concept of environmental citizenship. Voluntary opportunities for volunteering within local communities will be presented to the children.

Download Formats:

Lesson 1 (.pdf.)

Lesson 1 (MSWord .doc)

 

Lesson Two:  Water Pollution

In their efforts to practice environmental citizenship, children can focus on reducing water pollution in and around their communities. In this multi-step lesson, children will participate in a series of literacy-based multimedia, online, and hands-on learning experiences to examine the concept of environmental citizenship as it applies to water pollution.

Download Formats:

Lesson 2 (.pdf.)

Lesson 2 (MSWord .doc)

 

Lesson Three:  Air Pollution

In their efforts to practice environmental citizenship, children can focus on reducing air pollution in and around their communities. In this multi-step lesson, children will participate in a series of literacy-based multimedia, on-line, and hands-on learning experiences to examine the concept of environmental citizenship as it applies to air pollution.

Download Formats:

Lesson 3 (.pdf.)

Lesson 3 (MSWord .doc)

 

Lesson Four:  Land Pollution

In their efforts to practice environmental citizenship, children can focus on reducing land pollution in and around their communities. In this multi-step lesson, children will participate in a series of literacy-based multimedia, online, and hands-on learning experiences to examine the concept of environmental citizenship as it applies to land pollution.

Download Formats:

Lesson 4 (.pdf.)

Lesson 4 (MSWord .doc)

 

Ecological Empowerment PowerPoint Presentation:

This PowerPoint presentation features screenshots and images from many of the web sites featured in the Ecological Empowerment curriculum. 

Download Format:

Ecological Empowerment PowerPoint (.ppt)

Earth Day Groceries Project PowerPoint Presentation:

This PowerPoint Presentation explains one of the national volunteering options contained within the WXXI Ecological Empowerment curriculum.  This PowerPoint can also be downloaded at the following web site:  http://www.earthdaybags.org/

 Download Format:

Earth Day Groceries Project PowerPoint (.ppt)

Sponsored in part by a grant from the National Center for Outreach

During February, 2005 WXXI Public Broadcasting Council was one of ten PBS stations across the country to receive funding in the form of a PBS Kids Go! Replication Grant from the National Center for Outreach.

 


 
 


Earth Day Project
The Earth Day Groceries Project is one of the oldest and largest educational activities on the Internet.

EekoWorld logo
Visit EekoWorld where kids can create unique critters, unleash them on the world and help make environmentally-correct choices.

PBS KIDS Share A Story
provides a fun selection of story-related activities.

Share A Story

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World Web Site

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