Lessons are guided by representatives from the MCEC and Environmental Science students from Harmony School. We are using this unique approach to teaching because we know that youth can be catalysts for change in our community and the world. It is our belief that young people have the environmental education, imagination and motivation to make positive changes in our world, and this program will encourage them to lead at a young age.The program design incorporates various ages of learners because conducting educational outreach provides older students with leadership experience, as well as can make the lessons more fun for the younger learners. Activities include solar car races, discovering how wind turbines generate electricity, and exploring the watt demand of common appliances.
The program launched on October 18th, 2016 and will visit 6 schools, 17 classes and over 350 students in Monroe County by the end of November. Thank you to Harmony Environmental Science students for being fantastic community leaders and teachers!