Capstone Project Title
Jana Lo Bello Miller
Research has demonstrated that the importance of producing environmentally literate youth is becoming a priority around the world Producing environmentally literate youth through E-STEM Garden-based learning practices will not only allow our students to become environmentally literate but also capable, aware, citizens with the 21st Century skills necessary to tackle today and tomorrow’s problems. The curriculum designed for this project focuses on using garden-based STEM practices to increase young students' environmental literacy. The project involved using the Next Generation Science standards, the learning goals of the proposed Michigan Environmental Literacy Plan, as well as the American Society for Engineering Education’s Habits of Mind. The curriculum was designed to be used in a formal, public school, educational setting in a second-grade STEM-specific classroom, but is adaptable to be used in a general education lower elementary classroom with the overall goal of increasing the environmental literacy of students.
Environmental Studies, Science
Harding, Kimberly, "Growing Environmentally Literate Youth" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 838.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects