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Protective Circles:

Project Description:
The purpose of the Protective Circle project is to develop partnerships between tribal agencies, local chapter leaders, and educators and students to address solid waste issues on Navajo Nation. This education program includes instruction on composting, source reduction, recycling, and protection of land and water. Curriculum and science kits are also available to help educators implement a solid waste education program. All curriculum and science kits will help teachers teach to the national and state science standards.

Services Available:
Educators can chose among the following services for their school.

Educator workshop:

  • One hour teacher staff meeting (overview / introduction)
  • Three hour

Classroom presentations:

  • Ground Water Model - Protection of ground water
  • Composting - turn organic waste into a useful product
  • Vermiculture - turn organic waste into a useful product

The following supplies are available:

  • CHEM II Science Kit (Grades 3 to 6)
  • SEPUP Waste Hierarchy Science Kit (Grades 7 to 12)
  • Composting Bin
  • Vermiculture Bin
  • Curriculum - "Native American Lands - A Cultural Approach to Integrated Environmental Studies" (Grades K to 12)
  • Other EPA and ADEQ materials
  • Video - Protective Circle

Request for Services:

  • In order to get the supplies there must be a workshop or classroom presentations or both. No supplies will be delivered without some kind of workshop.
  • Time and supplies are limited. Schools with the best combinations of requested services will have preference. (For example, a combination of teacher workshops and classroom presentations is preferred that will best use travel time and presentation time.)

Click here for application for Request for Services.

For more information contact:
Mansel A. Nelson
email: Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu
Voice: (928) 523-1275
Fax: (928) 523-1280

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Environmental Education Outreach Program
PO Box 5768 * Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5768
Phone: 928/523-1275 * Fax: 928/523-1280 * email: eeop@nau.edu

Last updated: August 24, 2010