ABOUT

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Earthprints is a Santa Fe, NM based business that partners with schools and other organizations to teach gardening, sustainability and climate change science through interactive presentations, edible schoolyard projects, eco-clubs, & summer camps. We also work with non-profit organizations to secure funding for environmental education.

Our Mission:

Dedicated to educating students about living more sustainable lives and how to reduce their carbon footprint, inspiring them to become a force of change for their future.

What is a carbon footprint?

An ecological footprint is the measure of humanity’s impact on the planet, our demand on nature. A carbon footprint is a measurement of all greenhouse gases we produce in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, transportation, etc.

Our carbon footprint is half of humanity’s overall ecological footprint and the most rapidly growing component. Reducing our collective carbon footprint is the most essential step we can take to live within our means on our planet.

What does Earthprints offer in schools?

We offer unique, interactive classroom presentations, summer camps, and after-school eco-club activities designed to connect students with nature. By empowering students, we encourage them to make thoughtful choices that help create a positive impact in their environment.

We love gardening with kids of all ages and assisting in creating edible schoolyard gardens that serve as outdoor science laboratories.

How long are the presentations?

Presentations are approximately one-hour in length. Programs can be tailored to individual classroom needs. Depending on the level of detail, a module can be completed in one or two visits.

Do you offer presentations for all grade levels?

Yes. In Pre-K and Kindergarden, we focus on hands-on learning through Edible Schoolyard Gardening which  includes  games and activities like Having Fun with Worms and Growing a Germination Necklace.

For Lower Elementary students we offer Edible Gardening Activities, hands-on experiments, and classroom presentations that include Garbage and the three R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle, From Plant to Seed, a presentation about Gardening, Food Chain and Photosynthesis.

IMG_0007Upper Elementary student presentations focus on natural resources, garbage, energy, and ways for students to reduce their ecological impact on planet Earth. Students complete energy assessments of their homes as well as an energy journal to chart progress in day-to-day changes they make to reduce their energy usage. Gardening is still fun and provides an excellent outdoor learning lab at this age as well.

Middle and High School presentations emphasize the science of global climate change, its impacts-both locally and globally, and how collectively, we can reduce our carbon footprint.

What is your background?

As eco-program manager, Master Gardener, and National Wildlife Federation Habitat Steward & Climate Reality Leader and Mentor, I’ve educated thousands of students and adults on energy, climate change and ways to live a more sustainable life. Recently, in partnership with the South Florida Audubon Society, Earthprints educated 600 fifth graders in Title One Schools with our program, Cool Planet.

Check out my LINKS FOR EDUCATORS page for some hands-on classroom activities.

IMG_0287How can I schedule a presentation?

Contact Maria at 505-570-7586 or maria@myearthprints.com.

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