Use the Nature’s Voices Project to integrate writing and Language Arts Standards into your students’ memorable environmental education experiences. Get students excited about writing, and give them opportunities to publish their work by submitting stories to us and to other media outlets.
Use our lesson plans to help your students reflect upon their memorable environmental education experiences. Then send the stories to us and we will publish as many as we can on our online and community platforms. We will also share them with decision makers, funders, educators and our social media channels. The stories are based on the narrative and expository Language Arts Standards. Our lesson plans have been pilot tested by teachers and contain pre-, during and post-experience writing prompts. We also encourage the submission of videos, photos and other creative genres.
Why Use Nature’s Voices?
You will appreciate how easy it is is to integrate Language Arts Standards into your environmental education experiences.
You know how crucial environmental education programs are, and want to promote them.
Your students will be thrilled to have their work published.
You know how important your students’ perspectives are. They want to have a healthy planet to live on — let their voices be heard!
How to Use Nature’s Voices:
Create It! Use our writing prompts to guide students in reflecting upon their memorable environmental education experiences.
Share It! Share the best (8-10) stories with Nature’s Voices. Submit the student stories here.
Publish and share the stories with different audiences in the community. Think about whom you want to influence!
Some ideas for where to share your story:
- Your school Newspaper (high school) or Principal’s Newsletter (elementary) – Parents and teachers can read about how inspired you were and what you learned from your experience.
- Your community newspaper — Do you want your community to know about your experience or opinion? Submit your stories an an article in the newspaper.
- Social Media — Tweet or share a Facebook post about your stories.
- Local or National Politicians — Do your stories involve an issue that you want a politician to know about? Don’t be afraid to send the stories to them.