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NPLD 2018 Site Manager Promotional Toolkit

THE 25th ANNUAL NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

Thank you for hosting a National Public Lands Day event at your public land site! To ensure you have a successful and fun day, the materials, tools, and resources below have been made available to you to help you spread the word, draw in volunteers of all ages from your community, and engage your local media. Please note that we will be rolling out more materials on this page over time and will notify you via email when something new has been added.  

Rooted in Math Educator Toolkit

Mathematics allows us to analyze current conditions within an environment, make predictions about future trends, and respond in ways that surpass what is possible through simple observation. When looked at in the context of the other STEM subjects (science, technology, and engineering), mathematics becomes a necessary tool in the practice of these fields, enabling the collection and comparison of scientific data that then informs the technology and engineering design of the future.

Technology and Our Planet Infographic

Scroll through this infographic created for the EE Week 2013 theme, Taking Technology Outdoors, to learn more about how tapping into student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math can lead the way to a greener, more prosperous future.

Citizen Science is Blooming

The scientific community needs help collecting data over lengthy time periods and wide geographic areas, and hundreds of thousands of helping hands from people with an interest in the environment make for light work. People of all ages, abilities, knowledge levels, and skillsets can participate in citizen science, gathering data to help scientists, emergency responders, community managers, and more to make discoveries and informed decision-making.

Greening STEM Integration Grant for Educators

NEEF, with major funding support from the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA), is offering funding for teachers, after-school programs, and nature organizations for projects that support the integration of Greening STEM into current or new programming or curriculum.

Community Cleanup Activity Guide

Get your friends together and plan a community cleanup to help out in your neighborhood or at your school! This quick how-to guide will get you started with everything you need to know.

Water Quality Backyard Activity Guide

Use this activity guide to learn more and explore the topic of water quality. With activities to do both on and off the worksheet, it's perfect for your next environmental investigation! You can use this activity guide in school, at camp, at a park or at home!

Pollinator Backyard Activity Guide

Young explorers! Print out a copy of this activity worksheet, grab a pencil and head out into the backyard or a park to start your pollinator investigation! Look for a patch of flowers and watch closely to see what sort of animals visit them. Then, follow the activities on your worksheet to record your observations, monitor what types of pollinators you see, and help attract more pollinators. You can use this activity guide in school, at camp or at home for a fun afternoon!

Engineering a Sustainable World Educator Toolkit

By incorporating engineering lessons into the other STEM subjects across all grade levels, educators allow students to combine what they've learned in an effort to solve real problems. These lessons and activities encourage students to investigate all the “making, moving and improving” activities involved in the work of an environmental engineer. The processes carried out in these lessons teach useful correlations, deeper understandings and real world applications of skills that students may not usually attribute to the world of engineering.

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