Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Director John J. Kim announced that the Agency has again partnered with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Office for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education to create a new science curriculum unit for fifth and sixth grade educators: Where Does My Food Go? The unit helps students explore food waste and guides them through what happens to food that is thrown away. Students then explore the environmental and social issues of food waste and what solutions can be implemented.
“We have been fortunate to partner, once again, with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Office of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education to bring another installment of our Environmental Pathways curriculum,” said Kim. “This in-classroom/at-home unit provides students with a valuable lesson on the very real issue of food waste and its impacts, both socially and environmentally. We look forward to fifth and sixth grade educators and parents introducing this STEM curriculum to students in the coming school year.”