The 2012-2013 school year has begun; and with it, we've been busy with SUSTAIN activities in eight area schools - three in Spokane and five in North Idaho! This year, we're working with:
|The Community School
||Lake City High School
||Coeur d'Alene High School
|TEC Program at Bryant
|| Post Falls High School
|| St. Maries High School
The Lands Council is pleased to offer a unique and exciting opportunity through Project SUSTAIN, a community-based effort to enhance learning and environmentalism, while increasing a sense of sustainability in our students.
Read about the collaborative project three of our North Idaho schools are taking on this year in an article written by science teacher, Jamie Esler from Lake City HS here.
Thanks to a generous group of community partners, we have the opportunity to get our community's children outside participating in an array of hands-on activities designed to directly enhance in-class learning.
By implementing an education program targeting our three principal programs-wildlife, water, and forests-and exploring the idea of sustainability, The Lands Council's goal is to empower students with an enhanced knowledge and awareness of local conservation issues and promote a heightened sense of environmental stewardship among youth in our community.
The Lands Council team envisions a future of more meaningful connections between students in our community and our natural environment.
For more information on this project, contact Kat Hall, Conservation Programs Director.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this project, contact Amanda Swan, Director of Development & Communications.
Hands-On Learning Activities
Whether you are working with one child or a full classroom, we have some fun lessons based on Eastern Washington's environment. Most lessons reflect areas of interest for The Lands Council, which currently focus on beaver ecology and riparian areas. We believe learning should be fun, interactive, and include the environments in which we live.
We are looking for new partners in education! If you would like us to bring one of our lessons to your classroom or after-school learning groups, please contact us.