Together we CAN make a difference!
Service learning is a huge part of what we do here at Go2Science. What greater purpose is there for learning than to do good in your local or even global community?
Two amazing teachers I know, Alex Harper and Koen Timmers, have teamed up for an incredible project that dovetails beautifully into service learning for Mission: Tigers! Their project is #PlantED. Their goal is to plant 1,000,000 trees by October 2019. If you can't plant a tree right now, sign up anyway and pledge to plant one when the weather is right.
You can pledge to plant by signing up here: http://plant-ed.net/#joinin
Take it further by creating a wishing tree: http://plant-ed.net/wishing-tree
They've even curated some additional resources and tips for you here: http://plant-ed.net/childhood. Be sure to check the links to books. They've compiled quite a collection!
That's where teachers come in. It is critical that students know and understand the goals and begin to take action now. Toward the end of 2016, four educators came together, met with officials at the United Nations and a movement was born. #TeachSDGs has grown over the last two years to over 300 ambassadors, and over 30,000 followers. Now it's your turn to take part.
Go2Science supports classrooms in addressing the SDGs to make a difference that extends outside the classroom. While most of our previous Service Learning opportunities were already directly aligned with the SDGs, we are making it even easier by including the logo that corresponds to the goal right in the Service Learning area of each lesson.
By simply using the vocabulary associated with the goals, our students will soon become well-versed in speaking about them, and more importantly taking action. Here's to teachers and students around the world, working together, to improve the world by 2030!
Meet Beth and Curtis!
Presidential Award-Winning teacher and hula hoop fanatic, Beth loves bringing real world science to kids! Beth is fascinated by engineering challenges, technology, and outdoor learning spaces. After 25 years teaching kindergarten, she’s excited to share her passion and experience on-line with classrooms from around the world!