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Green Learning: Connecting Sixth Graders to the Environment

COMMUNITY CENTERGreen EducationNov 16, 2012Katie Cullipher

Author: Katie Cullipher

Do you know exactly where the water goes when it rains in Hampton Roads? Or the name of the watershed in which you reside? The region’s sixth grade students will when they immerse themselves in Green Learning, a free educational guide that is now available to all sixth grade classrooms in Hampton Roads, courtesy of askHRgreen.org.

Written according to Virginia SOL guidelines by a team of experts who work in the region’s public works and public utilities departments, Green Learning connects students to their environment by combining educational information with colorful maps, bold graphics, puzzles and fun activities.

Green Learning is packed with interesting environmental information that breaks it down to the local level. Students will explore watersheds and what it means to live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed; learn how to prevent stormwater pollution and identity ways to help keep waterways clean; and analyze daily water use to learn ways they can conserve resources to become environmental stewards at home and at school.

askHRgreen.org is in the process of distributing Green Learning to all sixth grade classes in the Hampton Roads area. In addition, we have published an accompanying Teacher’s Guide that includes suggested resources and additional educational activities, as well as the SOLs met by each section of Green Learning.

To download Green Learning and the Teacher’s Guide click here. To pick up printed copies of Green Learning, please send an email request to HRGreen@hrpdcva.gov

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