Public Spaces

What are the principles of smart growth and how do they relate to the triple bottom line?
90 minutes

Kindergarten / 1

Students will make pine cone bird feeders using different types of seed, observe and distinguish between different types of birds that visit the feeders, count the birds of each type that visit, and determine whether different species prefer different foods based on how often they are seen at each feeder

What is sustainability?
How can people create the right living landscape for their region?
How do living landscapes benefit the environment where you live?
50 minutes

5 / 6
Civics and Government, Environmental Education, Science

In this lesson, students see how rapid and extensive development impacts the environment. They learn the difference between permeable and impermeable ground cover and how each affects water runoff. Students brainstorm the best ways to replace some of the impermeable ground cover in their neighborhood.

100 minutes

5 / 6
Civics and Government, Environmental Education

In this lesson, students explore how national parks, biosphere reserves, and national reserves help us conservation our cultural and natural heritage. The lesson begins with students reviewing national parks, their specific characteristics, and the importance of preserving their natural and cultural heritage for future generations. After the presentation, students research a national park, create a poster display of the information, and present their work to the class.