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OUR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT CASE

" I have been implementing the Environmental and Climate Justice Curriculum in my Environmental Science classes and I am very impressed that the curriculum is well organized with four separate modules that focuses on specific environmental justice and climate change issues that relate to my students in the Bronx, NY. I am also very impressed with how well curated the curriculum is with four interactive Google Slides presentations filled with informative videos, maps, diagrams and pictures. There are multiple activities with teacher prompts designed to engage the students. I recommend this curriculum to all teachers who want to educate their students about Environmental and Climate Justice!"

-Alex Goasdoue

 Environmental Science Teacher at the High School
for Teaching and the Professions

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BACKGROUND

In 2019, our partner school, High School for Teaching & Professions (HSTP) wanted a modularized curriculum that would expose students to environmental justice (EJ) and introduce them to new sustainability initiatives.

 

The students from the Green Club, AP Environmental Science, and Research for Science classes wanted to have input in their education.

DELIVERABLES

In the end, we created 4 EJ modules that are able to be used in hybrid and in-person settings, funded a school garden, and connected students to paid internship opportunities.​

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Coordinated field trips to local entities and spaces, as well as invited guest speakerships for increased student interaction with the environmental organizations, activists, and institutions in their vicinity.  ​

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Funded the first school garden to provide an accessible green space, education tool, and communal produce site. This led to the, eventual, development of our award-winning Food Justice curriculum recognized by the NYC Department of Education's Office as a key Environmental Justice teaching resource. 

Results

Project Highlights

One of our first program students attending the world famous 2019 NYC youth-led Climate Strike.

Over 3 years later, our work at listening to student wishes, as well as teacher and administrative input, has remained the key to creating learning environments where everyone thrives.

Students from our first program cleaning up trash at their school. to make way for their student-elected garden. 

With Generous Support From:

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