As I was perusing the forum topics this one caught my eye, not only for my use in school but also I'd like to learn more about the topic as it seems to constantly have new input with all the neat things being discovered. I think we need to groom our future stewards of our natural resources in order to help preserve and care for our natural world. Seems as the students are getting farther and farther away from nature and they are the ones who will be taking care of it.
I'd like to gather more hands-on activities of how students can help do their part in using our natural resources more responsibly. Everyday things like around the house water conservation. I saw a neat section on this in the Human Impact on the Environment unit I believe. It listed how much water is used with a dishwasher, a washing machine, a regular shower vs. a bath, brushing your teeth, watering the lawn, etc. really an eye opener. Water is something we take for granted daily - but yet, we cannot survive without water for only a few days. I'd like my students to do some kind of water usage audit in their own home - look at their family, and themselves specifically. I will return to this community forum topic for more idea and thoughts.