“e” inc. is devoted to bringing exciting and dynamic science sessions to children and teens. Our goal is to have young people become fascinated by the beings, biomes, resources, and systems of the planet. By using experiments, observations, games, artwork, field work, green mapping, and more, the “e” inc. science educators make important new ideas come alive.
Next, by using this hands-on science as a springboard, “e" inc. engages our young people in real-time action projects that are stimulating, important, and directly linked to their topic. Our students use their new understanding to help current environmental challenges. Whether working to affect local or global concerns, our children and teens make a positive difference that they are proud of.
Kids Green Their School
Since 2010, “e” inc. has been working with public schools in Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge, providing a program that lets children in K-5 or K-8 schools bring sustainability and conservation to their site. In 2013-14, Kids Green Their School (KGTS) was taught in 12 public schools. By providing 6 lessons on the science of one resource (e.g. energy) to every classroom, an “e” inc. educator involves all classes in lowering their school’s resource use. This means that the whole school is working together toward the same outcome -- to help protect the planet.
“e” inc. programs:
Energy – Students learn what energy is, where our energy comes from, and how we use energy. We discuss problems such as where can we look for more sustainable, long term solutions, and what we can do to help.
Zero waste – With the zero waste program, students learn about the importance of reducing our impact on the Earth with the 3 R’s and 1 C: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost. We study the life of products we use everyday from parent materials to their disposal and everything in between.
Climate change – Our climate change programs provides students with the knowledge needed to understand today’s changing world. Students learn what greenhouse gases are and why we are now having problems, despite their existence throughout history.
Water – Students learn what water is, the importance of fresh water, where we find it, and how important it is to everything around us. We look at how to preserve our clean water and fight the severe droughts plaguing the world.Habitats – The habitat curriculum focuses on the different ecosystems throughout the world. Students learn what plants and animals need to survive and how we can help protect them. Focus is added to habitat destruction around the world, especially rainforests, arctic, and ocean habitats.
Habitats – The habitat curriculum focuses on the different ecosystems throughout the world. Students learn what plants and animals need to survive and how we can help protect them. Focus is added to habitat destruction around the world, especially rainforests, arctic, and ocean habitats.
Teen Green Teams
ALSO, OUR WORKSHOP ON CLIMATE CHANGE
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When you give to "e" inc. you help instill a sense of pride in each child we teach. Whether it's lowering their classrooms electricity use or buying part of a far away rainforest; the children know they have achieved a special result, an outcome they can be proud of.
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Planet Protector Science Teams