Know, Explore, Restore.
With the earth’s residents nearing 8 billion people, good stewardship of its resources is a necessity. While studying population growth with her AP environmental science students, Kayla Kootstra of Ripon Christian High School posed the question, “What problems are created because of population growth?” One obvious issue is food production and distribution. The students were then challenged to develop and share an improvement plan for a local food bank in recognition of their roles as Christian stewards in a broken creation. What a great way for these students to live into their Storyline of Know, Explore, Restore as they lived into the class’s Deep Hope: [B]y learning about creation, we can grow in our understanding and appreciation for who God is, recognize the beauty and brokenness that exists, and join Christ as instruments of renewal in our relationship with all creation.