Engaging our youth in nature (Infuse nature concepts into standard…
Engaging our youth in nature
Infuse nature concepts into standard curriculum
When possible, hold classes outdoors
Adding references to nature into standard classes.
Create an English lesson plan which involves journaling about something the students saw in nature.
Establish a nature club and provide a venue for young conservationist
Bring a plant or animal to the classroom, real or othewise
Creating Teacher leaders
Sponsor workshops in house to help teacher feel confident about nature.
Create learning opportunities at Nature centers to give teach more confidence in nature
Bring in professionals to share knowledge about specific conservation issues
Offer role play classes on inquiry learning
Teach educators about inquiry and how to confidently navigate questions from student
Help teachers create student leaders
Encourage teachers to collaborate with students, giving them a voice and a responsibility
Engage in citizen science or environmental stewardship
Become more committed to helping more consistently in a project that focuses on kids and nature
Create my own citizen science or environmental stewardship project
Do more specific research into what is most needed to get kids in my community into nature
Look into what projects are already working and what can I do to participate or in my own way, duplicate.
Research employment opportunities
Rewrite my resume to focus on my skill sets versus past employment
Start reading job opportunities and try to keep the search broadbased
Be positive, changing careers into an informal education will be a challenge
Find ways to network with people who could help me in my search with advice or connections
Go back to basics - who is my audience
Decide what community I am trying to serve
Am I going to work top-down or bottom-up
Who is not being represented in community and why
What resources do I need to move forward in any project
Should I be advertising an activity at a community center?
Should I reach out to an institution and offer to create a program as a volunteer?
Is there someone who could sponsor an activity?