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Growing Up Green Presentations (Grades K - 5)

When it comes to protecting the environment, no one has more to lose than those who will Flat Stanleyinherit the planet that we leave behind: our children. We believe that children understand this and want a healthy environment for themselves and the wildlife that they love.

Using the popular character Flat Stanley and his sister Flat Summer, these lessons focus on the familiar principle of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Through the experiences of Flat Stanley and Flat Summer, children are encouraged to think Flat Summerabout the impact that their day-to-day lives have on the environment and are empowered with simple steps that they can take to reduce this impact. The result is engaging environmental education to help our children become thoughtful, responsible consumers.

To schedule a presentation for children in grades K - 5, select the topic(s) you are interested in and provide your contact information below. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss the details.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...Growing Up Green Assembly

What's it all about? TeachingGreen's Growing Up Green presentations teach kids that the best way to protect the environment is to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Kids are empowered to become stewards of the environment not just on tree-planting or beach clean-up days, but every day, for the rest of their lives. All lessons include a hands-on group or class activity.

Reduce

Kids know a lot about recycling, but what about that most important ‘R’, Reduce?

In this lesson, Flat Stanley and Flat Summer share their experiences from a recent trip they took around the world, during which they encountered pollution, deforestation, oil spills and other signs of a planet in peril. Drawing from these experiences, students learn that it is human activity that is to blame and that the best way to fix these problems is to REDUCE! Students learn what it means to reduce, and are encouraged to think about specific ways they can reduce the use of energy, water, paper and other natural resources in their daily lives.Growing Up Green Classroom Presentation

Reuse

Oh no! After their mother tells them that it's time to clear out their bedroom and get rid of some stuff, Flat Stanley and Flat Summer are caught throwing perfectly good things in the garbage! But by examining where stuff comes from, and where it all goes when we throw it "away", they learn that there's a much better way to get rid of used stuff: simply pass it on to someone else. This lesson teaches kids that often, things that would normally be tossed can be reused by someone else or put to an entirely new use. Students are urged to look for opportunities to REUSE things and to ask themselves, before throwing something away, whether or not the item can be reused in any way, either by themselves personally or by someone else.

Recycle

Two OptionsGrowing Up Green Classroom Presentation

There are a couple of ways that these presentations can be delivered to your students. A presenter from TeachingGreen can be booked to visit the school to teach one or more lessons directly to students. Or, if your school has a docent program, TeachingGreen can train parent volunteers to teach the lessons themselves.

If you choose the docent options, you will be responsible for providing your parent docents with a computer or iPad, projector and any visual aids (simple household items) required.

Fees

With the tight budgets schools are facing these days, we aim to keep our Growing Up Green presentations as affordable as possible. These fees are negotiable, so if they are beyond your school's budget, please contact us to discuss the options. With the exception of the docent program, these fees cover the cost of all presentation materials.

  • Classroom presentation: $50
  • Each additional classroom presentation on the same day: $25
  • General assembly: $100
  • Docent presentation: $100
  • Travel Fee: $25 for any Los Angeles area school more than 10 miles from Redondo Beach (90278)

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