Eyer Middle School was selected to participate in a new program hosted by the Wildlands Conservancy. Students visited the Wildlands Conservancy to take part in small group sessions to learn about the carbon footprint in the Lehigh Valley. The “Climate Change in Our Watershed” program focuses on climate change literacy, with an emphasis on local impacts. Students moved through five stations where they performed hands-on experiments, studied the Lehigh River Watershed on the virtual reality sand augmentation table, explored Pool Wildlife Sanctuary to find local climate change impacts, and participate in a citizen science project. As a follow up activity, to make climate change more personally relevant, students and teachers were empowered to make changes at home or school to save energy and reduce carbon emissions, journaling their experience along the way.
This free program was partially funded by the Department of Environmental Protection.