Funding enabled Yampatika Environmental Literacy Program to offer free programming to every kindergarten through fifth-grade student with a goal of increasing environmental literacy. Students increased short-term knowledge of topics at each grade level and improved awareness of local, natural environment. Students also exhibited an increase in positive attitudes towards environmental issues and understanding the opinions of others.
Yampatika has developed a model program which reflects movements within ALL education to promote 21st century skills, like: critical thinking, collaboration, and connection with community and the natural environment. Yampatika’s Environmental Literacy Program supports educators in teaching common core curriculum and improving student performance overall.
Environmental Literacy Program by grade-level, Adaptations, Animals, Aquatic Wild, Archaeology, Architecture, Bats, Bears, Beavers, Birds, Botany, Geology, Fire, Flying Wild, Food Chain, Fossils, Habitats, Human Impact, Mapping, Owls, Pine Beetle, Plants, Pollution, Project Learning Tree, Project Wild, Rocks & Minerals, Senses, Skulls, Tracking, Water Ecology, Water Quality, Watersheds, Wildflowers, Wildlife; and more.