Environmental Justice Education Curricilum Development & Training

This project was funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and was designed to develop curriculum infusion modules for elementary grades, Kindergarten through sixth grade that could be infused across disciplines. The modules provided culturally and developmentally appropriate activities that emphasized environmental justice issues. The modules included existing environmental science activities and environmental justice stories to help teach students about health threats and exposure within their own neighborhoods, and to provide the basis for making them environmentally aware and responsible citizens in the future. Toward this end, two hundred twenty-five (225) elementary school teachers in the New Orleans public school system were trained in a series of Saturday workshops and provided with curriculum guides, handouts, and stipends for materials.

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