Explore the BOUNDARY WATERS! FREE Virtual environmental education materials and speakers that start at the computer and end outdoors.
- October 27, 2020
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NO BOUNDARIES TO THE BOUNDARY WATERS is an educational program of Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness designed to bring the ecology and wonder of the Boundary Waters into classrooms across Minnesota. Our program inspires student observation and develops critical thinking about the natural world.
We are pivoting to provide FREE resources that start at the computer but end outdoors to meet the wide and shifting range of needs in Minnesota schools at this time. The flexible curriculum is created for students in grades 6–12, ages 11–18, and designed to adapt to grade levels, schools, focus areas, and teacher preference. The program meets state standards in science, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Math.
The Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is looking for a small group of schools to pilot the No Boundaries program.
This program includes:
Digital units on Boundary Waters subjects that get students out investigating their own local green spaces. These units work in a hybrid or virtual learning environment. Units are geared towards 6th-9th grade science with topics including animal adaptations, biomes, and climate. New units, and extension units to 10th-12th grade, will be introduced throughout the school year.
A live virtual “Ask the Expert” presentation with a range of topics available.
A local BWCA day in the spring, with hands-on experiences and, in some cases, paddle opportunities.
Canoe trip scholarship opportunities for summer 2021 (COVIDand school participation dependent)
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org questions!
Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural ResourcesTrust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on MinnesotaResources (LCCMR).