Document Type

Report

Publication Date

2-10-2011

First page number:

1

Last page number:

51

Abstract

The Hector’s Helpers program provides an opportunity to bring environmental education and foster a sense of stewardship to students. We supply a once a week hands-on curriculum which includes a litter clean-up fieldtrip. Students learn general environmental concepts such as community, conservation, recycling, and litter prevention. They will also have access to Geographic Information Systems and Podcast technology. Through the use of GIS and Podcasts we hope to get community members to collect data and prevent litter and desert dumping. The students also participated in a marketing campaign for the Adopt-A-Block initiative. By participating in the Hector’s Helpers program, the students are not only making a difference for themselves but for their school and community as well.

Keywords

After-school programs; Curriculum planning; Litter (Trash) – Environmental aspects; Litter (Trash) – Prevention; Nevada; Pollution prevention; Voluntarism; Young volunteers

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Policy | Environmental Sciences | Sustainability

Language

English

Comments

Cooperative Agreement Number: L10AC20333


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