Sherry Hunger Award for Service Learning April/May 2007 Service-Learning through Environmental Education by Katie Douglas in Talbot County. Created for elementary school. Sherry Unger winner. Primary Subjects: Science Maryland State Curriculum Indicators for: Science Level of Service: Direct Project Description:Through an after school program, Service-Learning through Environmental Education, St. Michaels Elementary 6th grade students heightened their understanding of the interrelationships between plants, animals, humans, and the environment. Through this program, students helped to build a greater awareness of natural resources and environmental issues in the school and community. Their projects included landscaping at the local fire department; developing brochures about water conservation and energy conservation; developing a school-wide recycling program; planting native plants; making presentations to the community, parents, and students on the importance of wetlands; and developing a school-wide Fun Fair about environmental education.
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