Years: 2011, 2012, 2013
Grant Amount: $7,140 (2011), $8,140 (2012), $9,176 (2013)
UTeach Outreach has been taking kids on field trips at UT thanks to funding from the Green Fee. As resource use and climate change move to the forefront of policy and society, educating children about sustainability and inspiring environmental passion are key in developing the minds that will change the world.
Students engage in hands on scientific experiences as well as see the university. UTeach field trips feature several locations and lessons including the Power Plant, UT Turtle Pond, energy transmission, algae, greenhouses, math and biofuels. Students in the College of Natural Sciences work with other students on campus to teach them how to guide these tours for campus visitors. UTeach Outreach has seen over 1200 elementary students and their families, and has trained over 400 UT students to guide these tours and teach about sustainable practices.