Lesson One: What is a Generation?
Students understand what stewardship is and how being stewards of Wyoming’s mineral and energy resources will impact future generations.
Lesson Two: Resource Responsibility
Students learn that nonrenewable natural resources are limited and must be conserved because consumption and distribution can impact current and future generations.
Lesson Three: What’s the Difference? Nonrenewable and Renewable
Students learn the difference between renewable and nonrenewable natural resources found in Wyoming and how minerals and energy resources are unique in Wyoming.
Lesson Four: By-Product Bonanza
Students learn that without Wyoming’s nonrenewable natural resources we wouldn’t have many of the items we use every day.
Lesson Five: Piñata Party
Students learn that nonrenewable natural resources are mined from inside the earth, there are many stages of disturbance that take place for people to extract the nonrenewable natural resource, and how we can be stewards for Wyoming’s nonrenewable natural resources for current and future generations by reclaiming mines when they are not being used.
Lesson Six: Wyoming Coal – Past, Present, and Future
Students learn that Wyoming’s production and extraction of its unique natural resources, specifically coal, have changed over time.
Lesson Seven: Follow the Money
Students will understand how minerals and energy impact Wyoming’s culture and economy. Students will understand what happens when the production of minerals and energy in Wyoming changes. How are minerals and energy used? How do minerals and energy impact Wyoming’s culture and economy? How are minerals and energy resources unique in Wyoming?
Lesson Eight: Show Me What You Know
Students demonstrate their knowledge about Wyoming’s renewable and nonrenewable resources and the importance of conserving them in order to be a steward of Wyoming’s resources.