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.
Coeur d'Alene High School student shown here studying snow crystals from a snow pit. 11 students from Coeur d'Alene High School, Idaho participated in a multi-day interdisciplinary SOLE GAP Experience over spring break. Students studied various subjects including snow science. Students studied layers of the snow and determined Snow Water Equivalency (SWE). Results were later researched online based on Snotel sites throughout Idaho and graphed accordingly to compare previous years results.
Laurel Swope, from the Harris Center for Conservation, took a photo of a 4-toed Salamander while working with Keene Middle School 6th grade students. http://www.harriscenter.org/kms-tenant-swamp-salamanders Later in the year students used the salamander motif for their "cupcake mosaic" fund-raiser (photo attached). Keene Middle School overlooks Tenant Swamp, a rich wildlife area in southern NH. The students were raising money to buy equipment to use in this unique outdoor learning classroom.
A fifth grader dashes through the "Recycle Relay" course at the 19th Annual Environmental Stewardship Day held at Walnut Point State Park in Oakland, Illinois. Students sort recyclable items and race to place them into the correct recycling bin. The Environmental Stewardship Day is sponsored by the Douglas County Farm Bureau and over 250 sixth grade students from Douglas County learn about the importance of our natural resources through topics such as forestry, prairies, wildlife, and bees.
At Elmhurst Park District we foster self discovery in nature at our Nature Preschool. We encourage exploration and getting dirty with our hands-on outdoor lessons. Our student pictured here are using their self-made toilet paper roll binoculars to watch the wildlife around our park.