When our environmental education center was constructed, it won Wisconsin’s first Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for its sustainability and energy conservation. Students take part in a scavenger hunt to find these design features, then receive a tour detailing each sustainable practice used in the building’s construction — from the fly ash in the foundation to the solar panels on the roof. Finally, students join in a recycling relay, to learn what materials can be composted, recycled, or end up in a landfill. Students leave the Center with a greater appreciation for eco-friendly practices and a plan to live their own lives a little more sustainably.
Standards Met: SCI.LS2.C.m; SCI.ESS3.A.h; SCI.ESS3.C.m; SCI.ESS3.D.m; SCI.ESS3.C.h; SCI.ETS2.B.m; SCI.ETS2.A.h; SCI.ETS2.B.h
Length: 2.5 hours
Fee: $8 per student
Minimum fee: $150
Number of student limit: 50