EnviroEd strives to promote environmental education throughout the United States. To this end, EnviroEd allows select affiliates to use curricula developed and tested by EnviroEd in their programs. Please log in to the right to access the resources made available to you. If you would like access to our materials, please apply to become an affiliate of EnviroEd by emailing us at harvard.enviroed AT gmail DOT com, and we will return to you with further instructions.
EnviroEd maintains a high teacher to student ratio and trains its volunteer teachers in one-on-one tutoring to ensure that every student has a personal and meaningful interaction with our volunteers.
Unlike traditional classrooms, EnviroEd emphasizes hands-on activities, interactive lessons, and field trips to ensure that students never get bored. Our curriculum is designed to engage and educate.
By breaking larger classes into smaller groups, each student has the chance to participate, speak, and learn. Students have made solar ovens, wind-powered generators, solar cars, and model wetlands in groups.
All EnviroEd participants are separated by interest, grade level, and if numbers permit, by previous knowledge. This ensures small class sizes and an experience tailored to each student's background.
"...the development of environmental education [is] one of the most critical elements of an all-out attack on the world's environmental crisis."
EnviroEd is an after school program for students in the Cambridge and Boston Public School districts in which they learn about the world around them and the environmental challenges that face their generation. EnviroEd promotes a hands-on approach to learning, minimizing lecturing and focusing on activities and games to teach kids the scientific and ecological principles behind issues such as rainforest loss, wetland degradation, and climate change.
EnviroEd is a volunteer program that runs under the auspices of both the Harvard EAC and the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA), Harvard's public service organization.
We're always looking for volunteers who would like to teach or help develop curriculum. As a teacher volunteer you would be committed to about 2.5 - 3 hours (including transport) one afternoon a week for eight weeks. Volunteers always teach in groups, so you will never be alone, and the experience is a lot of fun. It is extremely rewarding to watch the kids develop an understanding of the issues over the eight week period. No experience necessary; all training will be provided. For more information, email us at harvard.enviroed AT gmail DOT com!
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