2019 – Present
Environmental Education aims to educate young students on environmental issues to elevate their level of environmental consciousness.
Our project group recognizes the importance of turning awareness into pro-environmental behavior. Thus, we also aim to provide students with the tools and resources to more easily engage them in sustainable living and to help them become environmental advocates.
We partner with public and charter schools (K-8) through the Neighborhood Schools Program and teach mini-lectures on climate change, sustainability, food security, natural gardening, and permaculture complemented by interactive activities (e.g., poster-making, indoor and outdoor gardening, blind-taste tests).
Project group leader Defne leads an interactive soil activity (2019)
In December 2021, we had the opportunity to present our work to UChicago President Alivisatos at the inaugural Sustainability Town Hall.
Project Group Leaders Defne and Ally present Environmental Education's poster to President Alivisatos.
Environmental Education members pose with their poster at the Sustainability Town Hall Poster Fair.
A student's work during in-person instruction (2019)
Environmental Education lead Garden Club virtually in 2020-2021, where meetings focused on a variety of sustainable topics:
global impact of food production,
sustainable innovations and technologies
Environmental Education members for the 2021-2022 academic year.