National Environmental Education Week Photo Contest
The photos viewed here have been submitted by educators from around the country and entered into EE Week's 2013 Photo Contest. Read the complete contest rules.
After conducting research, fifth grade students planted 50 white Spruce trees on school grounds. When grown, they will act as a wind barrier to the nearby cornfield. Students are gaining an understanding of their role in our environment by caring for these trees until the end of the school year. It was a great kickoff to our economy unit!
At Elmhurst Park District's Nature Preschool, we foster self-discovery in a natural setting. We encourage digging and getting dirty with hands on lessons and games. Here is an image of one of our students finding a worm for the first time all on her own. Nature is our classroom!
Students and their families from our learning community engaged in an outdoor enrichment opportunity at Kettle Moraine Recreational State Park (North). The Happy Campers hiked this glacial wonder and identified the geographic remains of the last ice age. We explored the many kettles, kames and drumlins on the Tamarack Trail and the Ice Age Trails. Our group attended an educational movie at the Ice Age Visitor Center and the students completed the Wisconsin Explorers Program too!
15 students participating in the 4th annual Natural Resource Career Camp for Young Women with Umatilla National Forest and Tri-Tech Skills Center trek into the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness to learn about tree identification, stand management and recreation. These students are from a diversity of backgrounds and they come together for two weeks to learn about careers in natural resources from women working in those professions.