Overview: Sudents will examine some of the current threats to elephant populations worldwide and explore some of the present efforts being made towards elephant conservation and protection. Students will evaluate the effectiveness of these efforts and create a mock symposium to discuss and brainstorm other effective means for elephant conservation. Collections: Destinations
Everybody Eats Rice
Overview: About half of the world’s population subsists partially or totally on rice. Students learn that rising global temperatures are posing a threat to the world’s rice supply and then through a Problem-Based Learning approach to address this threat. Collection: Destinations
Farm to Table
Overview: Students will identify the geographical sources of US grown produce and will chart their origins on a map. Students will calculate and compare the costs of preparing one recipe with produce grown from a local garden verses the same recipe made with imported produce from a big-box grocery store. Finally, students develop a small business plan using relevant facts, concrete details and unique ideas intended to appeal to a potential funder/grantor. Collection: Destinations
Overview: Students explore the history of batik and its significance in representing the cultures and heritages of St. Kitts and Nevis. Students create their own batik design and create a simple batik print.