Clark County Green Schools has worked to take the in-class and field experiences we offer and align them to formal learning standards: Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy and math. Our goal is to help teachers provide students with engaging, interesting learning experiences that help them practice the skills and knowledge emphasized in these standards through exploring environmental topics.
"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."Oliver Wendell Holmes
You can read about our experiential learning educational offerings and their alignment with NGSS and CCSS topics, on our "Education" page. When you're ready to schedule one of the educational experiences we offer, contact us! Our "Education" webpage also includes links to downloadable activities. The pages of our website dedicated to different environmental and sustainability topic areas (e.g. "School Grounds and Gardens") also contain links to lesson plans and activities, many of which are also NGSS and/or CCSS-aligned.
While most CCGS lessons focus on topics related to waste and recycling, there are many community partners who offer experiential learning about a wide variety of environmental topics via field trips, in-class presentations, and web-based learning activities. Our "Local Field Trips and Presentations" page contains a collection of these local resources and links to their offerings. Many of these partners offer these programs for free or low-cost, and some will even help with bus transportation costs.