“We want to arm our students with the knowledge and the power to become stewards of the earth and to have the confidence that they too, can make a difference.” Natalie E, 2014-2015 AmeriCorps member
In this program, students will conduct their own Natural Resources issues identification forum to discuss Natural Resource issues in their community. The youth will narrow down their selections to one to three areas of interest to focus on during the semester. As they learn about their issue, students will also plan a Service Learning project that coincides with their class topic. Areas of focus could include: wildlife management, water quality, invasive species, renewable energy, etc.
Example Unit Plans
Here are just a few examples of the many concepts our instructors explore with our Natural Resources curriculum at 4-H CAPITAL. These abbreviated Unit Plans show how lessons connect concepts and build toward a culminating activity.
“… I [am] teaching a natural resources class on biomimicry, in which students will be building and creating things modeled on organisms from nature.” Charlotte H, 2014-2015 AmeriCorps member