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CLASSROOM RESOURCES & GROUP 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 KOB-led outreach activities 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. Each program contains a combination of teacher-led activities for classroom and distance learning, service-learning opportunities, resource kits, 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.

  • Curriculum resource kits are designed for grades K-5 but can be adapted for middle and high school students
  • Curriculum resource kits are available for a 1 to 3 week period
  • Lessons are designed to meet Nebraska Academic Content Area Standards in science, social studies, and language arts
  • Kits are cleaned and sanitized between each use

Please note: KOB strongly encourages all participants to wear face masks during KOB-led outreach programming.
 

Click the button below to request a an Outreach Program + Curriculum Resource Kit.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS + CURRICULUM 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. Composting Kit
Recommended for grades K-5

Examine how nature reuses and recycles! Students discover the role decomposers play in the food web by observing a worm compost bin. Through a combination of scientific observation and experimentation, students will explore how composting works, different methods of composting, and how to reduce food waste.

4. Waste Not, Recycle Right
Recommended for grades 2-6

Dive deep into an exploration of waste reduction and recycling! While participating in a variety of hands-on activities, games, service learning activities, and experiments, students will discover how to incorporate more sustainable practices into their daily lives.

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!

Call 402-444-7780 or email Hannah.Rennard-Ganley@cityofomaha.org for more information.

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