Our ecoliteracy programs connect the industry of environmental science to the classroom, all while assisting municipalities in broadening their required outreach and education efforts and helping school districts comply with California waste reduction legislation.
In contrast to programs that teach about environmental issues, students are immersed in investigating real environmental projects at their schools while applying their existing knowledge in a variety of content areas, including science and English Language Arts.
Additionally, our programs help students further develop career readiness skills in the areas of critical thinking and problem solving, accessing and analyzing information, collaboration, initiative, and effective oral and written communication.
Benefits to Students
Train in relevant job skills in the science and engineering fields toperform tasks related to their site-specific projects
Design and implement projects that havedirect benefit to schools and cities
Practice public speaking to adult audiences relevant to their project’s topic of study
Benefits to Cities
Amplifies public education and outreach efforts
Engages future environmental leaders
Connects professionals to the next generation
Aligns with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards
Engages students in data analysis, critical thinking, group collaboration and communication
Adaptable for students in grades K-12
One-on-one teacher training and site-specific support -or- program implementation by BCK staff
All required materials for classroom activities and labs
Contact us to learn more about our ecoliteracy programs.