Earth Week 2022
We’ll be promoting activities all week, feel free to use these themes or make up your own. Show what you’re doing on these days of the week on Twitter @AustinISDGreen, #AISDGreen and Instagram #aisdgreen #austinisdgreen.
What to AISD Earth Week and Pride Week both have in common?
They both celebrate respect and community. Check out these Pride Brain Breaks with your elementary students and this Pride LGBTQIA2S+ History Lesson with your secondary students. Help celebrate LGBTQIA+ students, staff and families and take action to create safe, supportive and inclusive environments. Visit the AISD Pride Week page for downloadable posters and stickers.
Ecorise Environmental Justice
Introduction to Environmental Justice curriculum uses a social-emotional learning lens with engaging multi-session lessons. Lessons differentiated for elementary, middle, and high school students guide them to investigate how environmental racism impacts communities at interpersonal and systemic levels. The lessons are FREE to AISD teachers.
Navarro invites all schools to Pride Week and Cultural Carnival, April 18-23!
The Navarro Business Program is inviting all schools in the Austin area to join this Caribbean-style "carnival", a celebration of culture with over a week of activities. Schools are invited to create costumes to show off their school pride and come together to "play masquerade" in a parade on April, 23rd, 2022. Register today to celebrate school pride while exploring our rich community culture with friends and family.
Talk about Climate Change
Feel like the weight of Planet Earth is on your shoulders? Big topics like climate change can feel scary, but it is true that every action you rake really matters. Check out these tips for talking to kids about climate change, made for parents by parents.
What is ecotherapy!
Ecotherapy, also referred to as green therapy or nature therapy, integrates nature and outdoor activities with mental health counseling and interventions. Check out these resources that support equity and social justice and integrate elements of nature.
Diversify Outdoors | Urban Roots - Austin | Equity Outdoors - Austin | Outdoor Afro
Latino Outdoors | Natives Outdoors | Avarna Group | Equine Therapy | Texas ecotherapy collective | Of the Earth Healing
A land acknowledgement is a simple yet powerful practice to honor the original stewards of our land and show respect and learn more about Indigenous people’s history and culture. Examining your own relationship to the land we live and teach on brings an opportunity to learn about the relationship the local indigenous communities had and have with the land.These resources can help: Beetles Territorial Acknowledgements | The Avarna Group Resources.