I am very passionate about conservation, and conservation education. I believe that it is vital to educate students about conservation by making it fun and exciting so that they can reconnect to nature and learn about ways to help our Earth.
I am starting a club through my umbrella school Clonlara, which encompasses a global community of students. I am making lesson plans, creating activities, organizing the group, and meeting with the students (grades 5-7) once a week on zoom for our club meeting. I am hoping to make this club fun and exciting so that the students can enjoy learning about the Earth and, by working together as a group, we can make a positive impact on the world. We will be focusing on learning about vertebrates. Each of the five meetings will be devoted to one of the five classes of vertebrates. We will learn what makes them different from one another, interesting facts/traits/adaptations they have, threats they are facing, and what we can do to help save them. I will give the students ideas for projects they can complete throughout the week for extended and experiential learning. I have run a different version of this club before, but it was for grades K-4. This time, I am running it for grades 5-7.