Philippe Cousteau, Jr.’s environmental youth leadership organization EarthEcho International offers its free environmental education resources to teachers, students, and families affected by school closings due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Resources are available immediately via the EarthEcho Website: www.EarthEcho.org
The resources, many of which are designed to satisfy national and state education standards, are a collection of live virtual events, recorded videos and short activities designed by teachers and EarthEcho’s education team to support high-quality experiential learning. Most of the videos and activities are intended for middle and high school students but can be utilized with upper elementary students as well.
These materials serve as a unique alternative to assist teachers, parents, and homeschoolers looking for options to keep students engaged in science and conservation during these challenging times. They also equip young people to explore and protect their local natural resources.
Materials cover topics such as biodiversity, climate change, energy, food, marine debris, water quality and much more. Learners can travel virtually to England and Australia through EarthEcho Expeditions; meet and converse with STEM professionals through STEMExplore, and dive deep into sustainability and conservation issues, all on EarthEcho’s digital learning platform — available NOW through earthecho.org or the organization’s Pinterest and YouTube channels.
Virtual events are currently scheduled through May, 2020 with Snack-Sized Science live Wed & Friday this month at @12 noon (EST) and YouTube Premieres of Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau sharing two of their favorite picture books Follow the Moon Home and Last Night I Swam With A Mermaid. For more information, please contact EarthEcho’s education team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“OurEcho Challenge” Competition Deadline Extended
OurEcho Challenge, a new EarthEcho competition designed to engage young problem solvers in understanding, respecting and protecting the important diversity of species essential to life, now has an extended deadline of April 21, 2020. This will allow educators and their teams the opportunity to continue building and brainstorming so they can submit their projects despite the various disruptions brought on by the COVID-19. For details please visit: https://www.earthecho.org/ourecho-challenge.