Educational Videos Inspiring Students to Become Environmental Stewards
Into the Outdoors (ITO) creates pathways to environmental awareness and outdoor lifestyles to empower the next generation to become sustainable stewards of Planet Earth. Part science lesson and part adventure, this streaming video series uncovers the stories behind sensible solutions to creating a better planet while the youth hosts have some fun along the way, whether they are participating in shooting sports, angling, or exploring nature, science, or agriculture. ITO also offers educators video resources along with lesson plans in various science categories: aquatics & angling science, wildlife & conservation, energy & sustainable science, environmental & ecosystem science, and physical & agriculture science. ITO is available on a variety of streaming channels and platforms 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An Into the Outdoorsapp, by DiscoverMediaworks, is freely available to download to iOS and Android devices.
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, has partnered with Exelon Foundation in championing science learning for high school students and in encouraging new thinking about the environment. Out-of-school-time providers are invited to develop a STEM Lab for the future aimed at tackling solutions to the environmental crisis, with a minds-on approach and hands-on science skills.
The EcoTarium offers interactive, educator-led programs aligned to current science standards. Children in prekindergarten through grade 8 can join an EcoTarium educator live on Zoom and engage in science explorations on topics such as Animal Adaptations and Understanding Weather.