Fall 2016 Microgrant Results
In fall of 2016, the Earthwatch Institute awarded four K-12 educators in the Greater Los Angeles region with microgrants ranging from $400 to $800 in order to develop and incorporate into their classrooms lesson plans around the Urban Resiliency Program’s citizen science projects. Tasked with creating lesson plans (available to the public) conformant to state Content Standards and usable in a public school setting, these educators have been busy documenting their progress. Final results and supporting lesson plans are available in blog post format on this website:
- Anupama Mann (Rockdale Elementary Afterschool Schoolyard Design Club, Grades 1-5):
- Report and lesson plans available here: Using Science to Design a Better Playground
- Erica Marlaine (Chase Elementary School, special needs children ages 3-4):
- Report and lesson plans available here: Learning from the Trees
- Joe Hartley (Larchmont Charter School, Grades 7-8):
- Report and lesson plans available here: Measuring Success: Operation Resilient Trees in the Classroom
- Sheri Harris (Arlington High School, Grades 10-12):
- Report and lesson plans coming soon!
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Educator Corner Blog
Citizen science is a great teaching tool. Go to the Educator Corner of our blog to see our recent post from an educator at California State University, Los Angeles.
Lesson Plans Portal
We are currently looking for ideas and are building a curriculum around citizen science opportunities for the classroom. Send us your ideas here.