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Arts in Conservation Education
Online exhibition that presents ten "case studies" of collaborations between artists and conservation educators across the U.S. The Center for Folklife invites educators--and artists--to share their own ideas.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Careers in Biology, Conservation, and Oceanography Bibliography
Website listing career guidance leaflets for biology, conservation, and oceanography published by the professional scientific societies, the U.S. government, and other sources.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Changing Cultures and Environment in the Arctic: Prehistory to Modern Times
Description: How have peoples in the past dealt with changing climate and environment? Is the Arctic a “bell-weather” for climate impacts on the wider world? In this webinar, anthropologist William Fitzhugh leads an exploration of the impact of climate change on northern peoples, both ancient and modern. Using case studies of groups like the Vikings, the ancient Mongolians, Eskimos, and modern residents of arctic regions, he discusses a range of human interactions with the environment.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Climate Change: Carbon Dioxide, Contexts, and Certainties
What do we know about the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and what is the evidence of the relationships between carbon and climate? In this webinar, scientific investigator Bert Drake outlines the big picture and takes participants’ questions. His presentation also provides a fascinating historical context: the Smithsonian’s long involvement in studying climate change.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Community Explorations
Lesson on urban planning in which students evaluate positive and negative ways their community interacts with the environment, document green spaces, and write a persuasive essay encouraging community care of green spaces.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Composting Conundrum
In this lesson plan, students use a graphic organizer to determine what might be involved in composting food scraps from the cafeteria. They learn new vocabulary, work in groups on a design solution, and build a prototype of a food collector.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Design a CSA Food Market
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a system of community-supported agriculture (CSA). Includes such math applications as measurement and geometry.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Designing the Small Farm of the Future
Teacher-created lesson in which students consider means of “sustainable farming.” Complements social studies lessons on the role of agriculture in the development of civilizations through history.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Farming in Nature’s Image
Uses a case study of a farmer using practices that work with nature. Focuses on profitable agricultural practices that also are beneficial to the environment. Includes option for homework assignment.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Food Mapping
Teacher-created lesson in which students analyze the “food system” in their community. They look for solutions to any ecological or social problems inherent in the system.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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