From January through April, 26 corps members teach environmental education to more than 1,000 fourth and fifth grade students in Manchester and Allenstown School Districts. Corps members work in teaching teams of 2-3 to develop a 10-week curriculum and service learning project that incorporates NH State Science Standards and aims to foster connections between the students and their natural world. The service learning project allows students to apply their knowledge, engage with peers and practice earth stewardship by giving back to their school community. The teaching teams also lead afterschool Earth Stewardship Club lessons with the 21st Century Program and Girls Inc., as well as mentor and serve as positive role models to students in the Salvation Army’s Kids Café program. The SCA NH corps Education Program provides invaluable experiences and learning for both the youth served and the corps members’ professional development.
April 12, 2013 •