Kelly Killorn-Moravec & Jennifer Carlson
As human consumption of water increases the strain on the world’s water resources, the need for watershed education becomes more important to ensure water stewardship for future generations. Past studies have researched utilizing environmental education best practices, specifically water education best practices, to measure for program effectiveness and increases in knowledge and skill building of school-age children. Through the development of a place-based watershed curriculum for the elementary classrooms of Rochester, Minnesota, this capstone project puts into practice the findings from these studies to help answer the research question, what are the most effective environmental education practices for designing urban watershed curriculum for an elementary classroom? The watershed curriculum the project was created as a companion for the Las’ Rochester Water Primer to meet the goal of increasing the watershed literacy of area students. Research shows that programs following best practices and utilizing place-based lessons leads to successful program results.
Davidson-Hatzenbihler, Stephanie, "Effective Environmental Education Practices For Designing Urban Watershed Curriculum For An Elementary Classroom" (2018). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 238.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects