This lesson series is about how the combination of human activity and climate change have affected the life cycle of salmon and what Nimbus Fish Hatchery is doing to mitigate these problems.
Bananas About Bananas
Through readings, activities and discussions, students trace the journey of bananas from farm to home and beyond, consider its environmental impact, and envision a greener journey.
A Peek into Composting
Students explore the idea of “composting” as a way to recycle organic waste. They define compost, talk about what can and cannot be composted, and learn how they can help reduce waste sent to the landfill by turning certain food scraps into homemade fertilizer.
Climate Change and Our Oceans
Students learn about climate change and the oceans. A whale watching trip opens Luna’s eyes to the effects of climate change on gray whales. That weekend, she and her friends visit the local aquarium to tour a special exhibit on climate change.
After Coco had her first asthma attack at a school’s 100-meter relay event, she investigates the sources of air pollution in the area, determined to improve the air quality.
My Carbon Neutral School
Students explore how schools can become carbon neutral. They learn about non-renewable and renewable energy and go on a school energy audit with Dean and his friends.
Students study ecosystems and keystone species by focusing on one of the most famous denizens of the Mojave Desert, the giant yucca or Joshua tree.
My Journey to Circular Fashion
Students follow Coco, Dean and Poppy as they shop for new clothes. Poppy offers her friends a sustainable alternative to their “fast fashion” choices. They also learn how marketing, worker exploitation, overproduction and overconsumption lead to massive amounts of clothing waste.
Bananas About Chocolate
Students follow the story of Bruno and his friends during their visit to a chocolate festival. As they learn more about chocolate, they begin to question the production practices that keep chocolate at low prices.
Bananas About Chocolate WebQuest
At the Chocolate Festival, Bruno and his friends learned about chocolate production. Now they want to start a chocolate company that is fair to everyone in the supply chain.