Strategy RC8.3: Develop programs with local school districts to educate youth on the value of natural resources to the region. Tie into North Carolina K-12 State curriculum. Create a Sustainability Educator position.
Initiate partnerships between schools/school systems and natural areas, including local, county, state, federal parks, trails, and the like, to provide opportunities for stewardship and help kids develop relationships with natural places. Work collaboratively to expand/replicate existing programs or develop new programs that offer hands-on learning opportunities.
Additional Information / Case Studies
Greenville, SC, Curriculum for Sustainability and Environmental Education
Evergreen Community Charter School has undertaken a variety of initiatives to promote environmental stewardship. The school is also a recipient of the U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools Recognition Award.