Tim Smith, March 24, 2011
Green Hands USA has developed a series of high quality environmental lesson plans for teachers and their K-12 students. The lesson plans are intended for public and private school teachers to use during Earth Day Week April 18-22, 2011.
“With the pressure on local school budgets increasing and with our hard working teachers trying to do more with less, we thought offering free green lesson plans for Earth Day Week was a good idea,” stated Rusty Coristine, Co-Founder, Green Hands USA.
The Green Hands USA Lesson Plans were developed by Christina Nixon, Ph.D. from Brown University with the goal of helping kids at all grade levels learn about environmental issues that affect them locally and globally. Dr. Nixon is an accomplished scientist, writer, educator with a doctorate in Molecular Science, Cellular Biology, and Biochemistry and is in charge of Green Hands USA’s Educational Initiatives and Teacher Outreach Programs
Lesson Plans include a wide range of subjects: Litter, Rainwater, 3 R’s: Recycle, Reuse & Reduce, The Wonder of Trees, Organic Farming, Reuse It, Water Conservation, Trees, Climate & Temperatures, Eco-regions, Water Cycle and others. The Lesson Plans are available for free downloads at greenhandsusa.com on the School web page.
Green Hands USA’s mission is to help local communities go green offering a variety of free services; including assisting in the development of local green projects through its online content and proprietary software, development of a local citizen and college volunteer groups to help execute local green projects, promotion of local environmental organizations and their projects, and to help teachers and students with environmental studies. Green Hands USA is also working with local project organizers and volunteers for National Green Volunteer Day.