Heroes of the Environment – Harriet Rohmer

 

51ud2yjiugl-_sx258_bo1204203200_“Heroes of the Environment” is a rare gem that presents environmental problems to students in a way that they find interesting and engaging. The true stories about saving the Appalachians, the Ohio River pollution, “vertical farms”, compost, wetlands, solar panels on Native American grounds are exactly what we need to enrich our current science curriculum. //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?“Heroes of the Environment” help students learn science through real stories. Stories that teach not only social responsibility but interconnectedness of our world and communities. Students are able to learn new science concepts and apply critical thinking skills to solving multidisciplinary environmental issues. This is a perfect non-fiction read, especially being that the Earth Day is coming up soon. I want my students to know that we as individuals do have a voice and can take action. I want them to be able to debate social and environmental issues. Are jobs worth the price? Is profit the only goal? Reads such as “Heroes of the Environment” shows that it is ok to have an opinion and defend a position, which is what essentially every teacher and parent needs to instill. I hope to see more of these books being published.

Concepts covered: pesticides, fertilizers, compost, greenhouse, vertical farming, water pollution, e-waste, dangers of e-waste, solar power, renewable energy, air pollution, waste water treatment, Appalachian mountain removal, Louisiana wetlands, dangers & cost of oil drilling.

Heroes of the Environment” book is available for purchase on Amazon.com.

Happy Teaching!

Mrs. Lena, M. Ed. 

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