The secret project I've been working on is up and running! I'm very proud of my long association with the Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation. Recently, my colleagues and I collaborated with fantastic cartoonist Joey Weiser, creator of the Mermin series, to create two original comics to teach kids about waste. The comics and the accompanying classroom guide are available free on the Think Earth site. You'll just need to complete a quick registration and log in and then you can download both comics and the classroom guide. Here are the details:
Join Eek the alien and Commander Phred to learn all about Earth's waste systems, including how we use natural resources, where our trash and wastewater come from, where they go, and how to reduce the amount of solid waste and wastewater we produce.
Waste Invaders Part 1 covers how humans:
Waste Invaders Part 2 addresses:
The activity guide includes vocabulary, discussion questions, and suggested activities. Click to access these free resources!
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Tracy Edmunds is a teacher and educational consultant specializing in curriculum development, editing, and writing, focusing on the areas of comics and science.