Engaging and Inspiring Learning
Earth BEAT is an interactive environmental education program for youth grades K-8. Through their participation in engaging and fun Eco-Station activities, kids learn about the human-nature relationship, make meaningful connections to school curriculum, and are inspired to take actions to protect the environment and care for their own and the community’s health and well-being.
Earth BEAT can engage the whole school community in a one to two-day event or involve just one or two grades. Earth BEAT is also a great program for after-school enrichment, libraries, and scout troops. In all cases, Earth BEAT is tailored to best fit the needs of the participants. KRB supplies materials and assists with event coordination. KRB Educators can facilitate Eco-Stations and/or train teachers and parents to facilitate as well.
Earth BEAT offers 27 Eco-Station activities that focus on waste reduction, water and energy conservation, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change, watershed protection, preserving biodiversity, and supporting native gardens and sustainable agriculture.
Earth BEAT in schoolyards this fall and spring!
We’re getting ready for another exciting year of hands-on environmental learning in schoolyards and classrooms throughout Rockland this fall and the coming spring.
In 2022, KRB brought Earth BEAT to Cottage Lane, Haverstraw, RP Connor, and Viola Elementary Schools, as well as the Haverstraw Center and Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center. Students, teachers, parents, and administrators agree – Earth BEAT is a great day of energized learning and fun that brings mindfulness to the beauty all around in the natural world and to the many ways we can all do our part to protect the health of the environment and our communities.
Many thanks to the school staff, parent volunteers, and our partners at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland and the Rockland Soil & Water Conservation District for making it all happen!
Stay tuned. We’ll be sharing just a few of the inspired ‘public service announcements’ created by the 6th grade students at Haverstraw Elementary School following their participation in Earth BEAT.
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Here’s what Earth B.E.A.T. participants had to say:
“What I like most about Earth BEAT is that the activities were fun, but they also taught us how we can reduce some of our bad habits to help our community and environment.”
— 6th Grade Student, Haverstraw Elementary
My class enjoyed the day because they were outside, active and learned a great deal about what they can do to help make our world a better place to live. I enjoyed it because it was incredibly well-run and was incredibly educational. It was much more than the usual environmental litany we are so often fed in the public echo chamber. It was neither preachy nor political. It was a perfect balance and I appreciated the way in which the lessons were presented.
— Teacher, Upper Nyack Elementary School
Spread the word! Great program!
— Teacher, Stony Point Elementary School
I liked everything about Earth BEAT because it teaches you what is happening in our environment and how to change it.
— 3rd Grade Student, Link Elementary School
I liked that I learned something new because I never would have known what would happen if we polluted
— 4th Grade Student Haverstraw Elementary School
“I am so impressed…. My daughter came home and talked a blue streak about ecology and all she had learned at Earth B.E.A.T… she and her sleepover friends made a flyer about conserving energy and distributed it throughout our neighborhood. Thanks for organizing this special day!”
— Parent, Link Elementary School
We can’t thank you enough for bringing KRB’s Earth BEAT to Upper Nyack Elementary School. Each Eco-Station provides children with relevant, powerful environmental/social awareness packaged in fun activities. This was an incredible day and experience for us, and for all the students involved. Your program and passion brought meaningful education to our school, and we’re so thankful.
— Parent, Upper Nyack Elementary School
KRB’s Partners in Environmental Education: