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Eco Rhythms

Build a connection to place while developing active listening skills by tuning into the sounds of nature, interpreting them, and expressing them back out through an interactive musical exercise.

What’s the Big Idea?

Students will be able to identify and apply the Big Ideas of Sustainability in their place to help develop a sustainable mindset.

Food Deserts

Students will be able to identify what a food desert is and where they exist in their place by using google maps and other research tools.

The ‘Do Nothing’ Machine

Students will use motor skills and creative thinking to construct their
own “do nothing” machine. This activity encourages little engineers
to express themselves, while parents help to draw connections and
awareness to stewardship, and repurposing our waste.

Hydroponics and Sustainable Farming with Moonflower Farms

Our current food systems are vastly inefficient with food waste, rampant pesticide use, transport emissions, and agriculture runoff. Many communities live in food deserts with inadequate fresh produce, translating to inequitable health outcomes. Moonflower Farms is partnering with CELF to address these real world problems by using space age technology, hydroponics and sustainable city farming …

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Product Life Cycle

In this lesson, students will construct an explanatory model to identify the stages and processes of a product.

LifeStraw®: STEM & Service

Explore water-related issues from multiple perspectives. Introduce humanitarian design as a viable and
necessary solution for a more sustainable future.

The River Runs Through It

The main goal is for students to understand and explain the impact humans have had on the Los Angeles River and its watershed in the last 150 years.

Colors of Place

This activity invites learners to engage in their surroundings, and works for both in-school and virtual learning. With the mindset ofdetectives, students look for clues about the characteristics and relationships of living things within a particular space.

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