When Mary Breslin’s seventh-grade science class at George Washington Middle School in Alexandria, Virginia, met for the first time in fall of 2018, several students noticed something strange: a mushroom growing out from underneath the baseboard in their classroom. No one in the class, including Ms. Breslin, had ever seen a mushroom growing out of […]
You’re interested in our new Sustainability Challenge – awesome! Here’s how to get started. Young People Food is uniquely integrated into our lives. Think about all the memories you have around eating – they’re powerful, right? The first time you bit into an apple, that time you shared a pizza with your team and the […]
Does exposing kids to nature instill the values of protecting the environment? Do kids who take nature walks on a field trip grow up to be environmentalists who vote? In actuality, no. (Sorry). We’re not saying exposure to nature is pointless. There are many psychological benefits, plus most of us simply enjoy it! But we […]
Environmental Action Civics is an approach to teaching that helps young people learn by connecting their lessons to their own experiences and communities, and by practicing the skills and dispositions of citizenship. Students investigate their community, identify issues they care about, develop plans to improve the community, and put those plans into action. We often […]
It’s the whole shebang. The whole nine yards. From A to Z. Well, you get the point. It’s the complex web of how we eat. From production to processing to transport to consumption. How could you define your food system? Your school? Your neighborhood? Your town or city? Where does most of the food within […]
We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 RISE Challenge Colorado! Learn more about each project here. Thank you to FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Foundation, and the Resilience Action Partners for their continued support of RISE students.
We were all affected by it – the COVID 19 pandemic hit in the spring of 2020. Our RISE Challenge young people were determined to finish their projects! While the Summit was not able to go forward, proposal judging did. Congratulations to all of our participants! Thanks to our volunteer judges from the Larimer County […]