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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.
After-school programs; Curriculum planning; Litter (Trash) – Environmental aspects; Litter (Trash) – Prevention; Nevada; Pollution prevention; Voluntarism; Young volunteers
Civic and Community Engagement | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Policy | Environmental Sciences | Sustainability
Youth Initiative Hector’s Helpers: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering November 11, 2010 – February 10, 2011.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/pli_litter/1