Sustainability improves achievement, engagement, and community wellbeing. We specialize in transitioning K20 institutions to this new way of teaching and learning.
Learn why we need to educate for sustainability.
Learn more about our approach in this short video.
Our collective future hinges on our ability to transform our educational systems. We're creating lasting change in K20 classrooms and teacher education programs.
An innovative educational program on diversity and sustainable communities has boosted scores on Common Core reading skills for middle school students in the Ypsilanti Community Schools. The semester-long course wove literacy and history into the study of diversity, equity, and community well-being. A comparison of pre- and post-tests shows 20-25% gains in skills such as citing evidence.
We're working with the Baker City School District on a project-based high school course focused on the redevelopment of a local brownfield (a polluted property). The course leads students through the same process engineers, scientists and policy makers use when working to revitalize brownfields.
Download an outline of the course from the guest pass area of the Curriculum Resource Center.
You might not have thought about it, but nature provides multiple life-sustaining functions. Plants produce oxygen and absorb carbon, wetland filter water, and bees pollinate critical food plans. Together, theses functions are call “ecosystem services.”
Ecosystem services are of course inherently invaluable. But have you ever wondered what they would be worth in monetary terms? Read more . . .