New Environmental Science Curriculum looking for classroom examples

Submitted by Jean Sutow
2006-03-06 16:51:19

Dear Educators,

The GEODE Initiative at Northwestern University is developing a new environmental science unit designed to help teachers tie local issues into their curriculum. The unit is intended to supplement an environmental science curriculum we have developed at Northwestern called Investigations in Environmental Science, which is being published by It's About Time.

We would like the unit to include as many "real-world" cases of how teachers like you have connected environmental issues to the community. These could be activities that you have done within the classroom, within the community, using technology, or on scant resources. It is our aim to give all teachers, teaching in a wide variety of settings, examples they can use with their own students.

Teachers who submit cases will be credited for their contributions when the unit is published and will have opportunities to submit pictures and other artifacts as well.

If you have an example you would like to submit please send me a brief email about what you did and how I may contact you.

Please also feel free to take a look at the curriculum's website or email me with any questions:


Jean Sutow
Research Analyst
Northwestern University
Annenberg Hall
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, Illinois 60208
j-sutow at

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