Will our state survive the next 100 years?
Every state is uniquely great. From coastlines to mountains to rolling prairies, our landscape is diverse. In this project, students will become aware of the need for a sustainable world by focusing directly on their own state’s sustainability. They will use their creativity to design a book about their state that informs readers how small changes can develop a more sustainable world. Finally, they’ll publish their book and sell it for a charitable cause.
Imagine if thousands of kids just like yours were able to promote sustainable practices and become agents of change. What an incredible force for good!
What’s included in your project?
Blue Apple Projects provides opportunities for you to “bring the world to your students” by connecting you with industry experts as well as ways to “bring your students to the world” by giving them access to an authentic audience.
Bring the World to Your Students
Skype a Professor
Lesson 1: Blue Apple can connect you with a Professor of Environmental Science from the University of Georgia; he would love to discuss sustainability with motivated students!
Meet and Tweet with the Kings of the Springs
Lesson 3: Learn about the importance of clean, clear water from the Kings of the Springs. Connect with the Kings of the Springs to catch their passion for protecting and preserving our waterways!
Learn from a Wildlife Biologist
Lesson 3: Wildlife Biologist Megan Bonnett discusses why aquifers are important, and what you can do to keep your water clean.
Invite the DNR
Lesson 4: Reach out to the DNR in your state to find local experts who are willing to discuss sustainability!
Consult a Publishing Expert
Lesson 6: Blue Apple can connect you with a professional writer or editor who has agreed to help your students understand the writing and editing processes more deeply.
Bring Your Students to the World
Support the Scientists
Lesson 8: Sell your state book online and donate proceeds to the Union of Concerned Scientists: a four-star rated charity which works to improve sustainability worldwide.
Lesson 8: Publish your book and take it to people in high places! Present the book to an official at a DNR committee meeting, or consider sending a copy of your published state book to your governor!
Be Talk Show Worthy!
Lesson 8: Help your students spread their enthusiasm by pitching a segment to a popular talk show using the submission links for multiple shows we provide.
Meet the Press
Lesson 8: Send a press release to your local media outlets to share with your community how your class is making the world a better place. (New to press releases? Don’t worry-we also provide you with a template and tips on how to submit a press release!)