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Service Learning Plans and Projects

CLIMATE CHANGE AND MANOOMIN (WILD RICE) AT FOND DU LAC (FDL) WS ACTIVITY PLAN

Type: Get Wild About Climate Change

Description

This activity for elementary to middle school students helps them explore how climate change will affect manoomin (wild rice). The activity uses climate maps and Ojibwe language. 

NOON NATURE NUTURE CLUB (NNN CLUB)

Type: Get Wild About Climate Change

Description

Nature is everywhere and available. The NNNClub lesson plan will help you connect middle school children with nature and create a lifestyle where curiosity and frequent experiences with the nature world is “fun"damental!

RESEARCHING & WRITING A PAPER ON CLIMATE IMPACTS ON SPECIES

Type: Get Wild About Climate Change

Description

College students selected a topic and wrote a 3-5 page paper on climate impacts on species. Papers were required to clearly explain global climate change using place-based and scientific evidence. The accompanying power point introduces key concepts.

CLIMATE CHANGE AND CULTURE UNIT OVERVIEW

Type: My G-WOW Model

Description

Based on the G-WOW website, this unit (a work in progress) leads students to an understanding of climate, climate change, and the effects of climate change on cultures. It culminates in a trip to Lake Superior, Stockton Island, and visit to GLIFWC.

OJIBWE SEASONAL ACTIVITIES VS. CLIMATE CHANGE

Type: Our Climate, Our Cultures

Description

My lesson introduces climate change, the impacts, and the actions we can take to help stop it. It also focuses more specifically on how climate change is impacting the numerous seasonal activities of the Ojibwe People.

CLIMATE SCIENTISTS

Type: Our Climate, Our Cultures

Description

Oredocker Project School 6th, 7th and 8th graders participated and presented a series of small climate themed projects in the fall, culminating with a Climate Scientist lesson in a 3-day camping trip, applying and further developing learned skills.

THREE SISTERS GARDEN

Type: Our Climate, Our Cultures

Description

Fourth and fifth grade students learned about Native American culture through textbooks and field trips. Climate change and planting without chemicals were emphasized. The students planted a Three Sisters garden as service learning project at school.

A PAINTING OF YOUTH EMPOWERMENT IN LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Type: Our Climate, Our Cultures

Description

Amy Nosal, AmeriCorps VISTA with Iron County UW-Extension, utilized her experience in the 2014 G'WOW Teacher Institute to complete a youth mural project at a developing trailhead in downtown Hurley, WI.

NORTHWEST SCHOOL COASTAL CLIMATE CAMP LESSON PLAN

Type: Our Climate, Our Cultures

Description

This is a lesson plan and resources used for a G-WOW Coastal Climate Camp at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, WI.

CLIMATE CHANGE AND MANOOMIN (WILD RICE)

Type: Our Climate, Our Cultures

Description

This lesson plan engages upper elementary and early middle school students to investigate three questions about the impact of climate change and manoomin (wild rice) by applying the G-WOW model and website resources.

HOW TO CREATE COMICS TO COMMUNICATE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

Type: Our Climate, Our Cultures

Description

This course introduces students to the basic principles of artful storytelling, focusing on comics as a platform to communicate climate change stories. It will empower students to construct their narrative of climate change that is fun and engaging.

WHAT ONE SCHOOL CAN DO

Type: Save Your Energy

Description

International Year of Light: What one School Can Do. Ashland High School students will produce a DVD, upload pictures about light to geotagged google earth markers or read a book and present findings that can be shown and discussed locally