Granada Hills Charter School Students Provide Environmental Education Course

Students Launch Environmental Education

The students in Generation-E club at Granada Hills Charter School understand the importance of learning about the environment at a young age. That is why they decided to take action and launch a seven-week environmental education course designed to connect elementary and middle school students with the world around them. Any student can join the class today, by sending an email to generationenvironment@gmail.comand learn more at https://generation-e.webnode.com.

“We hope our classes inspire kids to learn more about the environment and help protect it,” said Sydney Perkins, aged 17, Generation-E leader. 

From environmental justice to National Parks and waste, Generation E’s environmental education course covers a variety of topics that create an accessible and introductory experience for budding environmentalists. 

At the end of the course, participating students have the opportunity to receive a 3D-printed beehive. Generation-E believes that giving students something they can use to support their local ecosystems is a great way to maintain engagement with the environment even after their classes are done.

Generation-E’s is hosting these classes to pursue their mission, which states, “a lack of environmental mindedness amongst Los Angeles residents has damaged the city’s fragile ecosystems-which have historically been some of the world’s most iconic biodiversity hotspots. Our mission is to create greater awareness of local environmental issues and urge our community to become more environmentally friendly.” 

This ongoing course is the cornerstone of Generation-E’s project for Grades of Green’s Climate Solutions Campaign. The Climate Solutions Campaign is a program in which student leaders launch their own climate-focused advocacy projects and programs in communities around the globe. 

Kim Siehl, Executive Director for Grades of Green, noted, “we are constantly in awe of the creativity and ingenuity of our students. What better way for students to learn about environmental issues than from their peers?” 

Do you have an elementary or middle school student that is interested in Generation-E’s free environmental education classes? Send an email to generationenvironment@gmail.com and check out their website: https://generation-e.webnode.com.

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