2010 Annual Conference Workshop 4

Workshop 4: June 10, 2010

Fostering Environmental Leadership in K-12 Students

Workshop 4 was led by Kerry Schwartz (Arizona Project WET) and Margaret Wilch (Tucson High Magnet School).  They focused on a four-pronged approach to revitalizing environmental education in K-12 schools: empowering youth, student development, community involvement, and teacher support.  A central theme was the need to create opportunities for students to connect with nature, encouraging hands-on activities with real-world issues.  The participants proposed to bring more resources into schools for this purpose by engaging businesses, agencies and the community with mentoring, internships, presentations and collaboration.  They recognized a need for the community to value education more, particularly water-related education. 

To follow up on this workshop, explore the documents below or contact Kerry Schwartz atkschwart@cals.arizona.edu

Results from Workshop 4

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