The following is a series of articles, written by Mary Ellen Bell, UW Extension, that are based on the
CES YES environmental education resources.
- CES YES: Put the energy of youth to work for the environment.[PDF] [Word]
- Rain gardens are a beautiful way to protect water quality. [PDF] [Word]
- Landfill visit can spark youth learning and activities. [PDF] [Word]
Youth leaders may use these articles as news releases or columns to place in local newspapers. They may also be
modified to use as a radio program or TV spot, or in newsletters or other publications.
Cooperative Extension Supports Youth Environmental Stewardship, or CES YES, is a national project that seeks to strengthen
the abilities of Extension educators, 4-H county and state faculty, and professionals from other natural resources agencies to
serve communities, youth leaders and youth.
Extension/4-H leaders and volunteers can help youth develop the skills to implement creative solutions to environmental needs in their communities. There are many tools already available to guide leaders. Many provide free curricula and activities, and outline the steps it takes to use them. The CES YES Design Team has pulled together a number of these resources, and has developed a few of its own, to facilitate program development and delivery for the Extension leader.
Mary Ellen will be adding to the list of articles so visit the website regularly for new material.