This activity can be used in combination with the EEK! article on Heroes and Heroines.
"A Hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
--Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
2. Have students write reports and share their information with the class. Students should look for events in the person's life that influenced their interest in the environment.
3. Ask students if there's anyone they know personally who they think qualifies as an environmental hero or heroine. Why?
Your students can find some of the people listed above profiled in the most recent issue of EE News and here on EEK.
Adapted from Environmental Heroes and Heroines--An Instructional Unit in Earth Values and Ethics by Clifford Knapp, Environmental Education Association of Illinois, 1993.
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