Juntos: Intercultural Environmental Studies in the Western Borderlands offers teachers relevant ecology and environmental science lesson plans, support materials, and resource opportunities. Juntos' lesson plans present the basics of ecology, natural resource use, and environmental issues as prescribed by the state of Arizona and national science education standards.
The uniqueness of the program is that the examples used to teach these concepts are based on the Sonoran Desert's ecosystem. Ecological interactions are explained using Sonoran Desert plants and animals. Population dynamics are investigated using data from real Sonoran Desert organisms. The environmental issues presented are based on actual, regional, and contemporary issues.
To learn more about this program, visit the Environmental Education Echange online. Follow the link below to explore the Juntos curriculum in Spanish and English.