Target 4 – Engaged Community Partners. FWSU staff and students will collaborate, innovate, create and conceptualize ideas and learning with local, regional, state, and global partners to make a difference in their community, state, and world.
Action Step – Engage community partners in a focused collaborative inquiry process.
Indicator of Success – Learning outcomes will be expanded to encourage curiosity, communication, and digital citizenry.
Elementary students at GEMS recently enjoyed fun kickoff presentations provided by parent volunteers involved in the Four Winds program. These classroom visits were provided in partnership with the Four Winds Nature Institute – a non-profit organization seeking to “advance understanding, appreciation and protection of the environment through community-based natural science education and research.”
The goal is to help children and adults gain the background knowledge and science skills needed to understand the world around them and the creative problem-solving and citizenship skills needed to protect it.
The Four Winds program encourages young learners to explore nature and connect with their communities. Of course, it teaches children the importance of play as well!
GEMS is grateful for these special parent volunteers who partner with us to ensure that our students grow in their knowledge of the outdoors and take opportunities to experience nature up close!