Finding Nature

Inspired by the project Waterkeeper Warriors, presented by Waterkeeper Alliance in partnership with Culture Trip at Photoville from September 12-22, 2019
Lesson Overview

Students will define and make personal connections to the environment around them through photography. They will identify the issues important to them, and through research and storytelling, they will present solutions-driven journalism about their topic.

Learning Objectives

Raise awareness of nature and their environment through photography.

Define how they are impacted by nature.

Define challenges and solutions to the environmental issues they have identified.

This lesson plan was created during United Photo Industries’ Spring 2019 Teacher Professional Development Day at the Annenberg Space for Photography presents Photoville LA. Many thanks to PhotoWings for supporting UPI Education!


Judith Ryan, Michelle Koza, April Saul, Darius Richards, Robin Nagle, Ruth Ebel, Casi (kc) Callaway


Jasmin Chang

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Culture Trip Contributing Photographers

Grade Level

9th – 12th grade


Photography, English Language Arts, Science, History

Time Required

7 class sessions

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