Earth Island Develops Its Own Brand of Distance Learning
As traditional education shifts to a digital platform, so to do Earth Island's projects that for years have been teaching children and adults about the environment. Below we share the latest developments in distance environmental learning.
- Junior Wildlife Ranger will soon be releasing printable activity pages that children can complete while exploring the wildlife in their own neighborhoods. The organization is also partnering with a park in Oakland, California, to offer an interactive digital badge program for children who complete the activities in a downloadable booklet.
- KIDS for the BAY is providing online lessons and videos in addition to creating environmental science, nature-based at-home activities. The activities are being widely used and shared by families, schools, teachers, and partner organizations, and are helping children stay connected with nature, learn hands-on science, and be environmentalists.
- For the future changemaker in your family, YEA Camp has designed the Changemakers Challenge, a series of weekly classes for youth, ages 12-17, who want to connect with a community and learn about progressive issues, such as environmental sustainability and animal protection.
- The Wild Oyster Project has created an online resource guide with activities for children interested in learning more about mollusks and other saltwater creatures. For engineers, landscape architects, policymakers, and other professionals wanting to learn about native oyster restoration, the organization is offering online presentations upon request. Contact the project for more details.