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EarthEcho International’s Educator Resources are a collection of videos, lesson plans, and other materials designed to support high-quality classroom experiences. They are unique tools to assist educators as they equip young people to explore and protect their local natural resources. Many of the resources are designed to satisfy Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email us at education@earthecho.org and we will see what we can do to help you.

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  • Stage 5 – Demonstrate

    What a story! Think of all you have done and all you have learned! You put your plan into action and have seen the results. Now it’s time for demonstration—the stage when you show others what you’ve learned, what can be done, and what you did in your well-planned contribution to the community.   This demonstration of your service-learning can take any form you like: letters, articles, pamphlets, artistic displays, performances, or media…

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  • Stage 4 - Reflect

    What is one piece of information you have learned so far that you want to remember? What idea sparks a thought or question or something you want to know about? When you answer these questions, you reflect: you look at your experience and determine what it has to do with you.   Do you sometimes press the pause button on a remote control or MP3 player to think about or feel what you’ve just seen or heard? Maybe you consider how you could improve what you do…

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  • Stage 3 – Act

    Once you have investigated your interests, skills, and community needs, and are prepared with community partners who can help, you are ready to create and carry out a plan to act.   Action typically occurs as direct service, indirect service, advocacy, research, or a combination of several of these approaches. As you plan your action, be sure to notify people of influence, from a school principal to a local city council member. Get them involved and let your voice…

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  • Stage 2 - Prepare

    Many activities occur as you move from investigation to action—this is when you prepare. What might go on as you prepare? Consider the following.   Consider the Many Different Ways You can Become Prepared. What do you want to know and how can you find out? For the work you want to accomplish, what questions do you have? Who can help you get the answers? And beware! Answers often lead to more questions! The service-learning process truly requires ongoing…

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  • Stage 1 - Investigate

    The journey of service-learning begins the way you begin many things: you investigate. What do you investigate? First, you investigate the resources that you bring to helping this planet—your interests, skills, and talents. Then, you investigate the needs in your community related to oceans and waterways.   Investigating your Skills and Talents! As you begin to learn more about the community issue, also find out the skills and talents of all the members of…

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