Educators - Ollie's World - Interactive sustainability resource for kids The Ollie Programs contain many items for Educators. These include Units of Work, Professional Development information and suggestions - and overviews of the research and criteria that have been used to create the Program content. New Resources This section of the website contains newly released resources for teachers and community educators in the USA, UK and Australia. The units are designed on the enquiry learning process and incorporate a range of forms - including analysis, problem solving, discovery and creative activities – to be used both in the classroom and in the community. The Ollie's Island Educator section explores chains of sustainable production and consumption across all major industries. Go to this section for more Educator information in Australia The Ollie Saves the Planet Educator section also has background information on environmental education and case studies of sustainable programs from schools and communities.
Resources CarbonKids Educational Resources CarbonKids is a program for schools committed to tackling climate change. The educational resources offer a range of ideas and activities for the early, primary and middle years of schooling and enable students to achieve outcomes set out in State and Territory curriculum frameworks. 10 August 2010 | Updated 29 October 2012 The units and complementary materials have been developed to assist students in developing an understanding of: climate change and its impact on society and environments the interrelationship between the greenhouse emissions, the environment and our society how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in schools and local communities the role of forest biodiversity and biosequestration in addressing climate change how to adopt a sustainable lifestyle and take action to tackle climate change. The educational resources are designed to be integrated into key learning areas in the Curriculum of Australian Schools. For more information, visit CarbonKids . Units New releases
5 ways to teach your kids about sustainable living - Better World Books Blog - Book Reviews, Author Interviews, Community Outreach & more Guest post by blogger Rubela Jhonnie In order to leave behind a better world for our children, it is important for them to be well aware of protecting the environment. Children can make a difference if you teach them about sustainability and empower them to appreciate and preserve the environment. Here are 5 ways in which you can do that for your children. 1. The best way to teach children about sustainability is to plant a vegetable garden with their help. Book pick: “Green Thumbs” 2. Why let all the excess rain water drain off when you can encourage the kids to start a rainwater collection project for your garden and washing the car. Book pick: “One Well” 3. Creating your own compost pile with the help of children can be great fun for them as well as a learning process. Book pick: “Compost Stew” 4. Book pick: “The Supernatural Kids Cookbook” 5. Buy local grown vegetables which are not only healthy but fresh and safe. Book pick: “We Eat Food That’s Fresh”
Resources Online Services Design a Solar City - Activity Hands-on Activity: Design a Solar City Lesley Herrmann, Abbie Watrous, Bev Louie, Jean Parks, Denise W. Carlson © 2009 by Regents of the University of Colorado. The contents of these digital library curricula were developed by the Integrated Teaching and Learning Program under National Science Foundation GK-12 grant no. 0338326. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policies of the National Science Foundation, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government. Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder