Mighty Acorns is an environmental education program that connects students to multiple, meaningful and sustained interactions with their local ecosystems. The program is designed for 3rd-5th grade students and can be modified for other grade levels.
The curriculum is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. During the fall, winter and spring of each year, students take a field trip to a local natural area and engage in a Field Study Activity to explore the habitat, learn about the ecosystem and participate in environmental restoration work.
Before and after each trip, students complete a pre field study activity and post field study activity. These activities guide students to explore components of local ecosystems, issues that threaten the balance and biodiversity of local habitats, and actions we can take to care for nature.