Posted on 2/17/2015 1:30 PM
The upcoming Earth Day is an important way to broaden our understanding of the environment we live in.
The day’s lessons are especially vital to children – including children of prisoners – who will inherit our plant and all of its challenges in the generations to come.
In honor of Earth Day (April 22), Children of Inmates has designed a unique curriculum for our children to not only better understand our planet and how to conserve it, but also learn about other cultures, technology, and the arts.
And so, we are planning to pair children in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, Florida with children in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to participate in the #KidPower Earth Day 2015 Project.
Our children will:
1) Build bicycle generators to power laptop computers. Program participants will develop engineering and math skills while learning a simple, clean energy technology to generate electricity;
2) Explore environmental protection and conservation needs in their countries;
3) Share their learning experiences through video-conferencing; and
4) Utilize the creative arts (music, visual arts, and dance) to express Earth Day Network’s 2015 theme, “It’s Our Turn to Lead.” (www.earthday.org)
Stay tuned for more information. Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.
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