Our student education program is called Earth Action. The Earth Action program is a project or experiential based learning program. Students, in grades k-12, follow a six step process to complete a project at their school. The students are the leaders, decision makers, and doer's of each project.
Earth Action is youth action on behalf of the environment. Earth Action challenges youth and educators to make a difference in the watershed where they live, work and play.
Students attend multiple Youth Training Days throughout the school year which connects them with local professionals who teach students about a specific environmental topic.
Once students complete an Earth Action service learning project they are encouraged to attend the year end Youth Summit. At the summit student showcase their projects they have worked on throughout the year.
Public EducationOur education program goes beyond the classroom and students. We also host numerous public workshops on:
- composting workshops
- residential stormwater management workshop
- septic system maintenance workshop
- green and healthy homes workshop
All workshops are open to the general public residing within Erie County.
- Green Schools
- Gardens, Compost, Trees and Landscaping, Rain Gardens
- Energy, Waste Management, Green Products
- Alternative Energy and Technologies
- Climate Change
- Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCP's)
To see an interactive story map of all of the schools Environment Erie has worked with click HERE