The Western New York Environmental Alliance (the Alliance) is an umbrella group that is committed to the preservation and restoration of our regional environment. The work of the Alliance takes place in Working Groups and Process Groups.
To get involved with education and outreach for the Western New York Environmental Alliance, read on to learn more, join the Process Group listserv, and come to a meeting.
The Education & Outreach Process Group of the Alliance is concerned with informing the public about the activities of the Alliance and its members, increasing the ecological literacy of the general public, and environmental education for many target audiences including, but not limited to, youth in kindergarten through the 12th grades.
One of our most recent projects has been an Environmental Science Competition with the Sierra Club, Niagara Group. We are acceptiong proposals for projects that will make students in grades 9-12 more aware of environmental issues. Along with this, we are collecting feedback on environmental education in the classroom. Please fill out our WNY Environmental Education survey by clicking here.
In 2013, all Education & Outreach meetings will be hosted at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo at Larkin Exchange, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525 in Buffalo, NY. Check the GrowWNY calendar to find all WNYEA Process Group Meetings.
Process Group Chair
Loren Smith, Buffalo Audubon Society
|How Big is a Crowd?||This activity helps students to compare the realtive sizes of the five Great Lakes & their human populations, and describe some of the problems that arise when many people depend on a limited resource.||This activity orginially came from Supplemental Curriculum Activities to Accompany Holling's Paddle-to-the-Sea by Marcia L. Seager, Rosanne W. Fortner, and Timothy A. Taylor.|
|How Well Do You Know the Great Lakes?||In this activity, you will develop a perception of the differences between the Great Lakes in water volumes, length of shoreline, human population distribution, and the amount of fish harvested from each lake.||By Heidi Miller, in GLIMCES, Great Lakes Instructional Materials for the Changing Earth System, Ohio Sea Grant Education Program, 1995.|
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