Engaging and Educating 2nd and 3rd Graders with Water Conservation through a Leadership In Science Club

CORE REQUIREMENTS

You need a total of 30 points, 5 core requirements and 25 electives (1 point for each action checked). We recognize that this list might be overwhelming, but once you start reading through, we are sure you will see that you have already been doing a lot of this work!
EcoLeader Project URL (project must be hosted in NWF EcoLeader community to be eligible for certification)
http://www.nwfecoleaders.org/forms/item/67/566
Core Requirements
1. Developed an EcoLeader profile, including my personal EcoMission., 2. Contributed to a project in one or more of the following ways: created or added to the EcoLeader project profile, project updates pages, and/or the application for certified project status. Project name and URL are listed below. (All projects must be hosted on EcoLeaders site to be eligible for certification), 3. Informed myself of leadership models and principals in one or more of the following ways: Read articles on leadership, participated in an NWF EcoLeaders webinar series, and/or participated in equivalent program offered by other organizations., 4. Encouraged the wider EcoLeaders community by contributing an idea, question, comment, article, video or photo in the community related to my or others’ projects, or to relevant leadership topics., 5. Sought a basic understanding of sustainability and biodiversity by reading one of the following resources (listed below and linked in the resource box on the right) and providing your top three reflections in the box below.
Reflections on sustainability and biodiversity readings
Found many connections between

PLAN

VISIONING, PLANNING OR RESEARCH
Identified a need and invented a project to address it., Clarified project outcomes and measures of success., Secured placement of the project within the campus or community strategic or master planning documents or processes., Identified potential risks and strategies to address them., Designed or tested strategies and tactics., Developed short and long-term goals and specific activities to achieve them., Researched or tested options (including various technologies, vendors or costs)., Investigated similar projects, Coordinated a “request for proposal” (RFP) or similar process., Facilitated a team of people to define a vision for the project (or coordinated a planning charrette)., Surveyed people to help define project vision, needs, priorities and/or strategies., Integrated the project as a committee in an existing decision-making structure on campus or in the wider community, such as the student government council, campus strategic planning process, city council ordinances, or even a national or international policy.
RECRUITING OTHERS
Recruited one or more other individuals for the core project team., Recruited volunteers to help with the project (beyond the core project team)., Met with organizational superiors or staff and received support for the project., Organized or facilitated one or more project committees, or served as liaison for multiple committees., Recruited representatives from one or more departments or organizations as advisors, board members, or in other leadership capacities.
BUDGETING AND FUNDRAISING
Developed a budget for the project (expenses regarding materials, promotions, etc.), Managed donations that came in for the project., Met with prospective donors to discuss the project and fundraising needs.

DO

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LOGISTICS
Developed a project management plan with timeline and assigned tasks to team members. , Secured use of building space, land, goods or services., Organized materials, goods or services needed for volunteer service. , Kept a team up-to-date regularly over the course of the project., Documented and maintained a calendar for the project or managed scheduling for key meetings., Created a back-up plan in case the project faced challenges., Worked with the team to prioritize ideas for the project.
EDUCATION, TRAINING OR OTHER SUPPORT
Educated myself through reading, participating in a leadership or skills training and/or earning a related credential., Facilitated professional development or skills training for faculty, staff or community members.
Prepared a checklist of items to bring to an event.
PROJECT ADVOCACY AND NETWORKING
Hosted in-person gatherings in support of the project to foster relationships among project participants and other interested individuals., Prepared promotional print or web materials.
Hosted in-person gatherings in support of the project to foster relationships among project participants and other interested individuals., Prepared promotional print or web materials.

COMMUNICATE

MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS, AND TELLING THE STORY
Prepared a document or website that explained the project vision and accomplishments., Created posters, banners, illustrations or other visuals for the project.
Took photos or videos at project events, and secured releases for their use.
MEASUREMENT, EVALUATION AND REPORTING
Took photos or videos before, during and after project, securing any necessary releases for use., Developed a project report including goals, progress, challenges, lessons learned or next steps.

SUSTAIN

FOSTERING REFLECTION AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Facilitated reflection on lessons learned with one or more teams., Reviewed and revised plans, goals, or policies.
CULTIVATING ENERGY AND RENEWAL
Cultivated a mentor or sought advice from others to help manage my personal and professional growth., Participated in a professional association or other support group of individuals who have similar goals, opportunities and challenges.

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Jenna Sewell
Jenna Sewell
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Date Added: Dec 11, 2017
Date Last Modified: Dec 15, 2017