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School Transportation Eco-Audit: Analyzing

Authored by EcoRise and Representaciones e Inteligencia Sustentable

110 minutes
Two 55-minute sessions plus time outside of class to conduct interviews and surveys
Primary subjects: 
Career and Technical Education (CTE): Architecture & Construction, Career and Technical Education (CTE): STEM, Environmental Education, Mathematics, Science
11, 12
Average: 4 (1 vote)

In this lesson, students improve the accuracy of the estimates they prepared in Lesson 1 by surveying the school community. They also do research and interview campus personnel to better understand transportation management issues related to campus. Then they analyze the data they’ve gathered, reflect on its importance, and begin considering ideas for improving transportation to and from campus.

Key objectives for students
Analyze eco-audit estimates from Lesson 1 and identify a plan for improving and refining the estimates.
Do research and conduct interviews to gain a deeper understanding of campus transportation use and management.
Synthesize all their data on transportation to and from campus and reflect on its importance.
Brainstorm solutions for improving campus transportation management.
Secondary subjects
Reading or Language Arts, Social Studies
Audit, Eco-audit, Energy, Transportation, Carbon footprint, Data analysis
Collaboration, Communication skills, Creative problem solving, Critical Thinking, Systems thinking
Curiosity, Empathy, Global Leadership, Mindfulness, Optimism, Resilience
Brain-Based Learning, Multi-Disciplinary, Multiple Intelligences, Project-Based Learning, Real-World Application, Technology Integration
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