Are you into gardens, composting, or planting trees? How about clean air, fresh water, and healthy soil? Do you like recycling, bike riding, or farmers markets? If any of these activities has you raising a green thumb, then this is definitely the month for you.
April is full of special dates, weeks, and observances dedicated to eco-education and bringing out the greater “green” in us all. For educators, these events (a sampling is listed below) are especially helpful in connecting lesson plans with local examples and broader national, even global, movements.
• Earth Day
• Arbor Day
• National Environmental Education Week
• National Garden Month
• Keep America Beautiful Month
If green is your goal, abcteach supports your curriculum by providing a number of specialized sections related to sustainability. Popular categories within the Think Green, Teach Green section include reading, coloring pages, arts and crafts, and the topics composting, ecology, as well as PowerPoints (found on the member site). And don’t forget to check out our garden, interactive science, and health and nutrition sections.
However you and your students exercise your green thumbs, we hope you get dirty and have fun!