Services

Concord's certified environmental educator serves all Concord citizens by providing learning opportunities that foster environmental stewardship.

These services are available and provided at no cost to the citizens, teachers and students of Concord.

 

 

Students & Teachers

FishSchool Visits

Tailored to suit the needs of all classrooms, age groups, objectives or standards

  • Recycling and how it works

  • Waste Reduction

  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention

  • Water Use, Treatment & Conservation

  • Native Plants & Wildlife

  • Natural Resource Conservation

Activities from Project Learning Tree, Project WET, WOW Wonders of Wetlands, It’s Our Water, Project WILD, Growing Up WILD, Aquatic WILD, Project Food Land & People


Demonstrations & Tools

Students LearningRecycle Challenge
Is this item OK to recycle? What about this?  Take the challenge to find out.

A Drop in the Bucket
An activity adapted from Project WET that illustrates the percentage of Earth’s water that is available for human consumption.

Fred the Fish
A story about Fred’s journey downstream and how human activity, point and nonpoint source pollution, and stormwater runoff comes into play.

Fish Dissection Model
Students learn about fish anatomy and how clean water makes healthy fish.

Enviroscape Model 
Demonstrates stormwater runoff, point and non-point source pollution (best for small groups).
 

Professional Development - For Teachers


Teacher ProgramsCity of Concord will coordinate and host the following professional development opportunities at no cost to groups of Cabarrus County teachers:

 

Consulting

The environmental educator will meet with you in person, by phone or by email at no cost to consult on:
 

  • Teaching Outdoors

  • Incorporating environmental education into all disciplines (not just science!), classrooms objectives & standards

Adult Learners

Professional Development

City of Concord will coordinate and host the following professional development opportunities at no cost to teachers and other professional groups:


Guest Speaker

Concord’s environmental educator visits neighborhood, community, school, civic and other groups to provide educational presentations on environmental topics like:

  • Recycling and how it works

  • Waste Reduction

  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention

  • Water Use, Treatment & Conservation

  • Native Plants & Wildlife

  • Natural Resource Conservation

What would your group like to learn more about?  Contact Mandy Smith-Thompson to schedule and discuss guest speaker topics for your next meeting.

 

Concord 101

Concord 101 is an educational experience for citizens of Concord. You'll enjoy learning more about your local government and the services it provides.  As part of this course, you will get to hear from Concord’s environmental educator and learn more about what it means to protect our natural resources.  We hope to help members of the community better understand how these services work for them.  Additionally, members will be encouraged to take an active role in their neighborhood and city. You will learn how you can play a part in local government. The relaxed setting will make learning about our city fun and exciting!

Mandy Smith-Thompson
Environmental Educator
smithal@concordnc.gov 


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