Environmental Awareness

Earth Month and Earth Day (April 22)

Earth Month was established in April 1970 and is non-political. It is a month intended to develop momentum for a full year's worth of work on improving the environment. In this collection, you can learn about ways you can be involved in helping our planet!

Earth Day also began in 1970 and is celebrated annually around the world on April 22. Various events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. 

World Environmental Day (June 5)

World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. It's celebrated annually on June 5.

World Car Free Day (Sept. 22) 

This day encourages motorists to take a day off from driving your vehicle and find other ways to go places that will not hurt the environment.

 

All About Bees
All About Bees

Lesson

Students will learn about bumblebees and how important their habitat is to their survival. Students will learn the importance of bumblebees including their habitats, what they eat, and how they...

Flower Power
Flower Power

Lesson

Students will examine the various parts of flowers through the use of dissection Students will understand how pollination occurs

Introduction to Pollinators
Introduction to Pollinators

Lesson

Students will learn what pollinators are, why they are important, and some examples of who these pollinators are. Students will be able to identify how pollination occurs and important crops that are...

The Ring People
Episode 6

Video

Rising seas and coastal storms threaten to erase the evidence of some important chapters in South Carolina’s history.
The Ring People
Episode 4

Video

12,000 years ago, the beach was 70 miles from Charleston. Visit the modern-day salt marsh - one of the most important ecosystems on the planet.
Flower Project
Flower Project

Lesson

The students will learn basic facts about flowers. They will research a flower of their choosing and create a project that demostrates their knowledge and findings.

Threats of the Marsh | The Salt Marsh
Threats of the Marsh | The Salt Marsh

Photo

Pesticides, manure, and fertilizers run off farm fields and enter the food chain of the marsh. Chemicals from factories are also added to the rivers and end up downstream in the salt marsh, where they...
Biomagnification | The Salt Marsh
Biomagnification | The Salt Marsh

Photo

How can low levels of DDT in farm fields end up at high levels in ospreys? Several different pesticides, an example of which is DDT, can be biomagnified by the food chain. The pesticides are used to...
Sol-Mi with the Bumble Bees
Sol-Mi with the Bumble Bees

Lesson

The student will be able to: sing and show hand signs for sol and mi. sing sol-mi patterns and play a bordun on xylophones and hand chime accompaniment. clap the steady beat and the rhythm. match one...