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Waste Data Is Beautiful!

Authored by EcoRise and Representaciones e Inteligencia Sustentable

165 minutes
Three 55-minute sessions
Primary subjects: 
Arts, Mathematics, Reading or Language Arts, Science
11, 12
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In this lesson, students learn how to communicate their campus waste management recommendations to administrators, the student body, and beyond. They learn strategies for presenting data in interesting, relevant, and visually appealing ways, such as through infographics. Then students take the information they collected and analyzed in Lessons 1–3 and create a plan for communicating their recommendations to campus administrators, parents, students, and others. Finally, students execute their plans by writing letters to administrators, creating a showcase presentation of their findings, writing and performing in public service announcements, and implementing concrete student action plans.

Key objectives for students
Describe the usefulness of an infographic.
Describe how data comparisons can make data more meaningful and accessible.
Create relevant comparisons for waste eco-audit data.
Create an infographic to communicate essential waste eco-audit data.
Communicate eco-audit findings to relevant stakeholders.
Secondary subjects
Career Technical Education (CTE), Economics, Environmental Education
Data correlation, infographic, Data analysis, Communicating results
Collaboration, Communication skills, Creative problem solving, Critical Thinking, Digital citizenship, Systems thinking
Curiosity, Empathy, Global Leadership, Mindfulness, Optimism, Resilience
Brain-Based Learning, Design Thinking, Multi-Disciplinary, Multiple Intelligences, Project-Based Learning, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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