By Elen Evans

STEM Ginger Education

Nature-based projects through English

Free STEM Resources

Environmental Warriors' Projects

Instructions overview:

STEM Ginger Education is running monthly projects: The Environmental Warriors. Children from different countries around the globe can take part:

  • Do task A, task B, task C and/or task D. Each task requires different amounts of input and output: Task A is simple, task B involves conducting surveys or questionnaires, task C is based on an NGO’s work and task D requires a lot of learner autonomy.
  • Post up findings.
  • Find out about other groups’ projects in the Environmental Warrior’s magazine.
  • Learn about each other: be inquisitive and ask questions in the forum.
  • Let us know about your favourite project and say why you like it.

The four levels of warriors:

Task A: Earth Warrior

This task is not too demanding cognitively and can easily be adapted for various learners. It involves just a little English (e.g. drawing a picture, writing a few sentences) and is a simple, thought-provoking activity about the project of the month.

Task B: Fire Warrior

This task requires conducting surveys, interviews, drawing graphs and finding out data and/or opinions about the project of the month. Various skills are practised: communicative, presentation, hypothesising, concluding.

Task C: Air Warrior

This task involves finding out more around the topic  of the month. It often involves exploration of work done by NGOs and environmental organisations, e.g. WWF, Zooniverse, IUCN, Practical Action.

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Task D: Water Warrior

This task requires much more autonomy, critical thinking and creativity. It is a project that the learners decide how to approach and how to present their findings.

Download and submit your projects!

Download Project

Have a look at the different tasks and decide which one(s) you would like to do. To access the tasks, go to the Warrior page of your choice and click on ‘Download the Template’.  You can do all four Warrior tasks if you want to!

Submit Project

Make sure your project looks good, is written in English and is complete. Go to the page of the task that you have chosen to do. When everything is ready and you are happy with it, click on ‘upload’ and submit your fabulous work.

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Forum

Go to the page of the task that you want to know more about and ask each other questions (in English) to find out about each other’s projects and motivations. Learn about the environmental situation in other countries – is it similar to your country?

Past Projects

Request the following 4 projects and complete each task: (Click to access here)

  1. The Power of Plastics
  2. Biodiversity
  3. WASH: Water Accessibility, Sanitation and Hygiene
  4. Entomologists: Interesting Insects