Urban Green Lab offers hands-on, educational activities that give students a deeper understanding of sustainable living topics.
Workshops are designed for 4th-8th graders, and are about an hour long. Workshops can be scheduled on their own or in conjunction with a mobile lab visit.
Check out the descriptions for each workshop below:
The water workshop highlights the importance of conserving and protecting water. After a demonstration on the relative scarcity of fresh water on our planet, students will learn different ways they can conserve water at home and through their food choices. This workshop explores sources of water pollution and how land use affects water quality.
When we throw something away, it doesn’t actually go “away”, instead it ends up in landfills or in our oceans and rivers. Students will play a game in which they learn how they can keep waste out of landfills through reuse, recycling, and composting followed by a craft using up-cycled materials.
Climate and energy
This workshop explores different types of fuels and the impact of each of these fuels on our environment. We conduct an experiment to demonstrate the greenhouse effect and challenge campers to think of ways they can reduce their carbon footprint.
This workshop focuses on the natural resources that go into feeding our population. Students will learn how to conserve resources through their food choices and participate in a team-building activity in which they make choices about sustainable agricultural practices on their own farm.