Part 4: Project Recognition
Project Recognition Introduction
Project recognition can be very beneficial to students. First, it can inform the rest of the school or the wider community that the project is meaningful and important beyond the classroom walls. Second, it can reward the students directly for their work by giving official praise, thanks, or even a monetary award to them for what they have accomplished. Both types of recognition can help to motivate students and can attract more volunteers and other support for further watershed projects.
- To motivate students to continue their work on environmental projects
- To attract more student and adult volunteers for future environmental projects
- To gain monetary and in-kind support for further student environmental projects
Materials are dependent on the type of promotion selected by the students.
Potential tools for promotion include the following:
- Video camera and player
- Pencil and paper
- Computers with word processing, desktop publishing, and/or Web design software
- Internet access
- Bulletin board
- Supplies for preparing bulletin board items
- Telephone access
During the instructional planning stages, the teacher may wish to read the following:
- Speaking to Promote a Project
- Writing Publications to Promote a Project
- Preparing Graphs and Charts
- Choosing and Using Clip Art
- Preparing a Press Release
- Designing a Web Page
Additionally, the teacher may wish to read About the Watershed: Instructional Framework, especially parts VI. Conservation, Restoration, and Stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and VII. Chesapeake Bay Watershed Issues and Trends: Alternatives and Consequences.