Once students become aware of an environmental issue, it is important for them to find out about solutions currently being implemented. Rich discussions can follow using the suggested discussion questions provided. For students in grades K-12.
Build a sustainable community with iPlan! This online tool teaches middle and high school students about environmental concepts and civic engagement. Through this tool, students research land use and climate change, and create a map of their own community that will lead to a healthy future for all residents.
The mission of Earth Ranger Clubs is to educate young students about biodiversity, inspire them to adopt sustainable behaviors, and empower them to become involved in protecting the environment. We provide free materials, including an online account to track achievements and access environmental-based lessons, activities, and worksheets.
A new hands-on environmental STEM enrichment curriculum using the documentary Point of No Return – the gripping story of the first solar powered flight around the world – as a dynamic jumping off point to inspire K-12 students to innovate and collaborate towards sustainable solutions.
The Nature Conservancy’s newest Nature Lab Virtual Field Trip, Changing Climate, Changing Cities: A Virtual Field Trip From Phoenix to Shenzhen, + Teacher Guide is for educators of students in third through eighth grades.
The Coastal Resilience Education Toolkit is an interactive learning guide that consists of seven activities, all built on the idea that experiential learning is the best way to build a relationship between students and the urban marine environment surrounding them. These activities, full of games, experiments, and pre-recorded content, can work in-sequence with one another, or stand on their own, depending on the needs and abilities of your students. Each lesson plan consists of an overview of the activity, list of materials, detailed procedures, post-activity recommendations for further learning, and background for educators.
The Cumberland River Compact in Nashville, Tennessee has launched a webpage with science lesson plans designed specifically for virtual and hybrid learning. Each lesson includes content that can be presented in asynchronous and synchronous learning time. Lessons span K-12 science and environmental education concepts.
Artist Kristin Reiber Harris has created Bay Ridge Coloring Book: Botanical Treasure from the Neighborhood to celebrate how easily accessible the natural world is, even in the big city. But wait, many of these treasures are your neighborhood too. Color to relax, color to learn, color to celebrate the gifts we must protect. There is space in the book for students to add their own drawings and stories to this collaborative art project/nature notebook. Available on Amazon.