Designed to Engage Students: Project-based learning, flipped classrooms, inquiry, depth of knowledge, critical-thinking skills and differentiated instruction are buzzword in education today. Conservation Adventures courses incorporate all of these concepts organically while using concrete, real-life examples to teach students the importance of conservation.
Course Resources Provided:
Student Workbook: A paperback, consumable workbook containing the different units of study. The workbook is designed for the students to read the daily topic and complete the introductory assignment prior to coming to class. Class time can then be spent applying the content, answering students’ questions and exploring the topic in more detail. (Each student will also receive a digital version of the workbook)
Teacher Edition Workbook: This includes answer keys, grading rubrics, suggested course sequence and unit duration, national and state science standards covered in each unit or activity, assessments for each unit, etc.
Online Materials & Resources: The teacher will have an online login that allows access to:
- Digital versions of the student and teacher handbooks
- Links to online resources for each unit
- Additional teacher materials, including: suggested labs/experiments, activities, projects, assessments, etc.
Ongoing Support: Conservation Adventures staff will be available to help organize, plan and implement course activities. This includes, but is not limited to, helping to schedule guest speakers, provide or help source the necessary equipment and supplies for various course activities, etc.
Teacher Trainings: We will also offer training sessions for instructors.
Relevance to State Curriculum: Our course offerings will provide students with a curriculum that aligns with state requirements for graduation. For example, the Conservation Science class could fulfill the third science credit required for graduation in Ohio or Pennsylvania. If a student takes more than the required science credits, this course could also fulfill one of the five required elective credits.