Identify sustainable practices throughout our Gardens, and learn about changes that you can make at home, in school, and in the community to work toward a greener tomorrow.
In this STEM-based lesson, discover how Longwood uses solar energy, recycling, composting, gardening techniques, and water management practices to reduce our environmental impact.
NATIONAL SCIENCE STANDARDS
Standard 6: Understands the relationships among organisms and their physical environments
Standard 9: Understands the sources and properties of energy
Standard 14: Understands how human actions modify the physical environment
Standard 16: Understand the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY STANDARDS
Standard 8: Understands the characteristics of ecosystems on Earth's surface
Standard 14: Knows the ways in which the physical environment is stressed by human activities
Standard 15: Understands how physical systems affect human systems
NATIONAL ECONOMICS STANDARDS
Standard 1: Understands that scarcity of productive resources requires the choices that generate opportunity costs