In addition to our work around the world, we partner with schools and various educational groups through our Nobelity In Schools program. Empowering students with knowledge about pressing global concerns, the program provides inspiration and opportunity for student-centered social action. Our Nobelity In Schools website offers more in-depth information about our In Schools programs as well as lesson plans, service project ideas and educational resources for teachers and students, including the Nobelity WebQuest – a fun and informative way to explore key issues and ways to effect positive change.
Texas Libraries Project
Building Hope – the film and the book – chronicles The Nobelity Project’s experience in working with a community in Kenya to build their first secondary school. In addition to telling the story, the goal was also to promote the idea of universal education for all. We want to encourage and inspire students that they can make a difference in the world and emphasize the importance of universal education. We are currently distributing the classroom and library version of Building Hope to Texas Middle School libraries, including standard aligned lesson plans and teacher resource materials.
In response to the devastating fires in Bastrop, Texas over Labor Day 2011, The Nobelity Project put our tree-planting resources to work. In 2012-2013 we connected the needs of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the educational opportunity for 10 local high schools, and the environmental support of the Applied Material Foundation and Silicon Labs, the Texas Conservation Corps, Keep Austin Beautiful. The Nobelity Project and these student groups helped plant almost 200,000 loblolly pine trees in Bastrop State Park. With other volunteers groups and overall park efforts, a total of 223,000 trees were planted this year!
In February of 2104, we brought more schools, corporate sponsors and other partners together to plant over 8,000 seedlings. The park successfully planted 400,000 tress, which brings their total to date 625,000.
For more information on participating in this effort please contact: Erin Binder firstname.lastname@example.org
“It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees.”
– Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize, 2004
Thanks to all of you for making our 1000 Books for Hope drive a huge success!
With book donations far exceeding our original goal we are delighted to announce the collection of 14,000 books to be sent to 14 Nobelity Project school libraries in Kenya! Most of these schools are in remote communities, miles from any town, and the impact of your books will be felt for years to come. The books have traveled from Austin, Texas all the way to the coast of Kenya and are in the process of being distributed to the different communities. For more information, read our latest blog post.