As part of our December Series, we want to share with you our Environmental Health Education Programming.
Learn about CCATE’s Environmental Health Education Programming!
Since the 2016 production of our documentary "Nuestro Pueblo", which documented issues around environmental health and natural resources in and around Norristown, we have continued to expand our environmental health education programming at CCATE. Today, we have an extraordinary team of scientists, landscapers, architects, and agronomists made up of CCATE community members, Villanova faculty, educators from the Schuylkill Center, and the John James Audubon Center who are collaborating with us in many ways! Some highlights from our collaborations include:
A weekly outdoor gardening and landscaping course for children to help design and develop the green space in our new location with a focus on native plants and rain gardens, supported by the John James Audubon Center.
A weekly course on Urban Ecosystems where Villanova students and faculty worked with CCATE teachers & students on measuring, monitoring, and mapping outdoor air quality at our new location and in the surrounding neighborhoods.
A CCATE family indoor air quality study with Villanova faculty.
Neighborhood Naturalist Fall/Winter online workshops with the Schuylkill Center to learn about local flora and fauna.
As CCATE children and families continue to participate in this programming, we are developing shared knowledge and ways to address the environmental health and care of Norristown!