Carol O'Donnell, member of IAP SEP-Global Council, has had an article published in the G7 Summit Canada Global Briefing Report on empowering youth through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Inspired by the SDGs, the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC), of which O'Donnell is the director, with support from IAP and the private sector, is developing a set of free curriculum modules for students ages 8-17 to bring the SDGs into the classroom.
These 'Community Research Guides' will engage students in inquiry-based experiences in their local community, present the SDG problem through multiple perspectives (social, ethical, economic, environmental), will be empowering, and above all, fun.
The first of these modules, 'Mosquito!' - that aims to teach children how to avoid mosquito-borne diseases and how their community deals with controlling such diseases - will be launched this week at a meeting being organized by the SSEC in Panama.