Science in the City: Environmental Science Enrichment
NELA proudly launched the "Science in the City" program at Frederick Douglass Academy High School (FDAHS). Science in the City is an after-school enrichment program offered free-of-charge to students. It is designed to improve science literacy, shift world views surrounding environmental issues, and teach critical thinking and decision-making. Science in the City is a copyrighted curriculum that includes Environmental Science and STEM topics taught by qualified science instructors, engineers, and environmental professionals.
After several successful programs at FDAHS, NELA expanded its Science in the City program to the Cobalt Institute of Math and Science and Adelanto High School in Victorville, California. Students are able to attend two comprehensive field trips per session that align with the program curriculum. Field trips include but are not limited to Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Area Landfills, Industrial and Manufacturing Facilities, and Water Resources Tours.
The Science in the City program allows students to conduct hands-on experiments related to the following topics: Atmosphere, Weather and Meteorology, Air Pollution, Groundwater, Global Warming and Climate Change, Oceanography, Energy Resources and Sustainability, and a Team Poster Session, where students present a solution and implementation plan to an environmental problem that concerns them. Also included are a presentation on Environmental Careers and a Program Culmination Awards' Ceremony.
NELA's Science in the City curriculum is available to individual schools or districts on a licensing basis.
Science in the City: Home Study Curriculum
NELA will soon offer its Science in the City program in a format suitable for homeschooling or independent study. Watch our website for future updates.