On Friday, December 16, 2016, TTI Assistant Project Manager Dave DiPascale went to Laura H. Carnell School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to teach the first-grade classes about habitats and the environment. Dave taught three sessions, two classes at a time about the different habitats and environmental consequences that can affect and environment. Although the presentation included detrimental effects to the environment, Dave presented various methods that the children could use to help protect the environment. These methods included the three “R’s” (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle), composting, and not polluting.
During the presentations, Dave answered various questions from the children and learned that the classrooms are also doing their part to help protect the environment. Dave was informed that the children are making and selling bracelets from recycled materials to donate the money to local foundations. Dave also sat through a class and observed the children make habitat dioramas.
TTI knows the importance of environmental education and interactive learning and enjoys sharing stories and lessons with students of all ages, elementary to college level. Studies have shown such education involves students in learning, activity in environmental stewardship and encourages youth to pursue career in environmental studies.