GREEN TRANSPORTATION TODAY

Grades: K-12

Subject area: Environmental Science, Urban Planning, Public Transportation, City Management

Description: Students will learn about the importance of transportation in cities, and be able to list modes of transportation from least to most harmful to the environment. Students will discuss transportation alternatives for reduction of air pollution and obtaining a sustainable environment. Students will learn about Green Transportation practices, which means any kind of transportation method or vehicle that is eco-friendly and does not negatively impact the immediate environment. Students will understand that urban planning and infrastructure influences how citizens navigate the city and evaluate parts of Miami-Dade County in terms of eco-friendly transit.

Activities:

  • Green Transportation Presentation (15 min)
  • Exhibit Tour: “Ludlam Trail 2020: From Grassroots to Treetops” (35 min.)
  • Exhibit Tour: “Trailblazers: The Perilous Story of the Tamiami Trail” (35 min.)
  • Collaborative Art Activity: As a class, under the guidance of a Museum Educator, students will create The Ludlam Trail master plan by working in small groups designing different sections of the former railroad line in Miami. (30 min.)

Duration: 2 hours
Site: Coral Gables Museum
Cost: Exhibition tours are $5 per student. 1 chaperone for every 10 students is required. Chaperones are free.