Students plan, create and participate in an outreach event to share some of the benefits of their school garden — educational, experiential, and material — with others in your community. Students gather data to evaluate the impact of their event, and use this data to develop ideas for increasing community engagement and multiplying the effect of their school garden. Students plan and execute a campaign to address a need, issue, or problem they have discovered in their community.
New Recruits--Social Networking
The class will review ALB social media awareness campaigns already in progress and how they can contribute to them by engaging peers. Students then complete an activity where they assess their outdoor activities and how to incorporate ALB searches into them.
New Recruits--Action Campaigns
The class will discuss how people obtain new information and will identify attributes of effective awareness and advertising campaigns. Students will then complete an activity in which they discuss Beetle Busters action campaign plans, target audiences for messaging, and their connections to important audiences.
Call to Action.
Students are introduced to the ALB and what it means to be a Beetle Buster Community Leader. The class creates a Wanted Wall with info about ALB from different sources, and students complete a writing activity describing why they are qualified and want to help stop the ALB.