Giving students a voice to conserve their natural world!
The BagSpeak project teaches students in grades K-12 concepts in environmental stewardship, sustainability and personal responsibility for our environment. Through a series of grade-level, standards based and integrated lessons and activities, each student is exposed to a full unit of study on key ways that they can become stewards of their future world, today.
The project culminates with each student illustrating their own reusable shopping bag with a message or something that they learned from the project (hence the bag “speaking” to their world…) The bags are then sent home (along with each student’s new knowledge and awareness about sustainable practices) for them to share
with their family and community. Follow-up activities are also provided for both school and home.
The BagSpeak project was begun in New York City in 2008 by a group of public school teachers and administrators who saw the urgent and critical need for environmental literacy to be included in K-12th grade student learning.
The project is made possible through partnerships and grant programs and is free-of-charge to teachers in public, charter, independent and international schools. For more information and to sign-up, click HERE.
BagSpeak partners with local municipalities, counties, waste management authorities and local retailers as well as national businesses and organizations that are interested in supporting environmental literacy for the next generation. Please contact us for more information and to be a part of this important project.
Science and Environmental stewardship learning for the next generation . . .
The US was recently ranked 17th in the world in terms of science knowledge and ability for K-12th grade students. Schools districts across the county continue to cut back instructional minutes required in science. In those schools and districts that do have science instruction, learning around environmental stewardship and sustainability are very limited. Without knowledge and experience, the next generation will be lost in their efforts to conserve and sustain their natural world. The BagSpeak project serves to bridge this gap and provide the critical environmental learning that a large portion of American students are not receiving.
Taking it one step farther, BagSpeak also strives to provide a voice to students and empower them to take positive actions that will affect change on their natural world – today!