The world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But unlike the fate of the dinosaurs, the rapid extinction of species in our world today is the result of human activity. That’s why Earth Day Network launched the Protect Our Species campaign for Earth Day 2019. The resource below is designed to help you educate, inspire, and organize your students to take action to protect species, both locally and globally.
Educating young students about key environmental issues such as biodiversity and habitat destruction motivates them to take action and cultivates sustainable living habits, teaching them to live as global citizens who are respectful of the world around them. Motivating students is a key piece of the environmental movement as they will have an influence for years to come.
Climate Education Week occurs annually the week leading up to Earth Day, April 15-22, 2019. The toolkit is a web-based, cross-disciplinary resource that includes a range of lesson plans and educational activities focused on the issue of biodiversity. Teachers can utilize any or all activities from this toolkit during Climate Education Week 2019 and beyond.
Check out the 2018 Virginia Science Standards of Learning addressed in the 2019 toolkit: VA Science Standards – Climate Education Week Toolkit
Share photos, videos, and stories about what you, your students, and your schools are doing to protect our species all year round! Email your projects to [email protected] and we will try to highlight your work.
Use #EarthDay2019 #ProtectOurSpecies when posting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and tag us @EarthDayNetwork