For K-12 educators, environmental educators, park rangers, museum educators, and others
EcoBlitz is an interdisciplinary environmental education and community science program created by a team* of California-based National Geographic Explorers and National Geographic Certified Educators.
The spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration encourages students to explore plant and animal biodiversity like a biologist, and trash and plastics like an anthropologist. Students learn about their communities through the lenses of global education, geographic education, and environmental education. Students develop the attitudes, skills, and knowledge of real National Geographic Explorers while working with other classes throughout California to create more socially just and sustainable local and global communities.
EcoBlitz is aligned to K-12 interdisciplinary content standards such as the Common Core State Standards, California Environmental Principles & Concepts (EP & Cs), Next Generation Science Standards, and the Guidelines for Excellence series from the North American Association for Environmental Education.
Participants who are enrolled in this course and complete all required activities and deliverables will receive a digital EcoBlitz microcredential badge. Participants may also purchase two Extended Education units.
Prerequisites: None. Course participants will need access to students during this course and will be expected to facilitate an EcoBlitz during the month of April. “Student” for the purposes of the course can be K-12 students, adult learners, or a group of dedicated volunteers. Learn more about ecoblitz: www.ecoblitz.education
* EcoBlitz team and EcoBlitz co-creators refers to: Kimi Waite, Jessica Lura, Dr. Anna Antoniou, Dr. Rebecca Tarvin, Dr. Joe Cutler, David McGuire, and Jim Bentley. The EcoBlitz online microcredential Canvas course was co-designed by Kimi Waite and Jessica Lura.
March 1-May 1, 2023
Online: Asynchronous • $150 • Class #: 23865
Optional 2 units credit, EDUC x701, add $100, #23848