O24u is a hands-on, environmental education program that provides children in existing after school programs with the knowledge and background to become advocates for clean air within their homes, schools and communities.
The O24u curriculum, which has been developed to align with California Environmental Education Initiative principles and each activity has been aligned to the California standards, includes topics that range from the harmful effects of air pollution to renewable energy. Each topic includes hands-on, interactive activities that educate children about environmental issues with an emphasis on fun.
The program is a partnership with schools and after school service providers and is executed in existing after school programs. Facilitators are trained and materials are provided by Breathe California. Each participating student receives an Activity Book and each facilitator receives a Facilitator’s Guide. The guide includes lessons and hands-on activities and corresponds directly to the student Activity Book, which every participating child receives.
O24u is currently being implemented in the after school programs at the following sites: Harkness Elementary School, Woodbine Elementary School, Tsukomoto Elementary and William Land Elementary School in Sacramento; Plainfield Elementary in Woodland.
During the 2011-12 school year, O24u was implemented at the following sites: Riverview Middle and D.H. White Elementary in Rio Vista; Marguerite Montgomery Child Development Center in Davis; Plainfield Elementary School in Woodland; Waggoner Elementary School and Shirley Rominger Intermediate School in Winters; Del Paso, Woodbine and Harkness Elementary in Sacramento.
For more information about the O24u Program, contact Natalie Lanning at (916) 444-5900 ext. 213 or email@example.com.
This project is funded by the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality District, and the Mr. and Mrs. G. Kirk Swingle Foundation.