CLASSROOM RESOURCES & VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING
We recognize that teaching during a pandemic poses many challenges, so in order to support our local educators we developed new environmental education programs that combine virtual lessons with hands-on educational resource kits.
These FREE, engaging, multi-part programs include resources to provide teachers with all the materials needed to complete fun activities with their students at home or in the classroom. Each program contains a combination of teacher-led activities for classroom and distance learning, service-learning opportunities, and virtual lessons led by Keep Omaha Beautiful. All activities contain interactive materials for students to explore environmental issues and take action to build a better, more sustainable future.
- Programs are designed for grades K-5 but can be adapted for middle and high school students
- Programs are available for a 1 to 3 week checkout period
- Lessons are designed to meet Nebraska Academic Content Area Standards in science, social studies, and language arts
- Kits include activities that can be done in the classroom and/or during at-home or distanced learning time
- Kits are cleaned and sanitized between each use
Click the button below to request a Virtual Program + Educational Resource Kit.
Virtual Programs + Educational Resource Kits
1. Healthy Habitats for All
Recommended for grades K-5
Explore your urban habitat and study the biodiversity right in your own neighborhood! Students observe and learn about bugs, birds, and mammals to learn the essential components of a habitat: food, water, shelter, and space. Through a combination of scientific observation, songs, community-service work, and creative design, students will explore how the health of an urban ecosystem is influenced by people's choices and actions (e.g., preventing waste/litter, recycling, etc.).
2. Healthy Waterways and Pollution Solutions
Recommended for grades 2-6
Participate in hands-on activities and experiments to discover how stormwater impacts our local waterways and aquatic ecosystems. Students will utilize maps to explore how the Omaha watershed fits into the global water system. Through these activities, students will gain a better understanding of litter and pollution prevention.
3. Worm Compost Kit
Recommended for grades K-5
Keep Omaha Beautiful also has vermicompost (worm compost) kits available for teachers to check out. Through these kits, explore how nature organically reuses and recycles. This checkout kit includes everything you need to teach activities about decomposers in the food web and waste reduction through composting.
Don't see what you're looking for but interested in Keep Omaha Beautiful's virtual activities? Send us a message, we can easily tailor activities to fit your needs!