Whether you’re a teacher, parent, school administrator, or homeschooler, you might be interested in taking a look at some of these online resources related to green/environmental education. These websites provide ideas for curriculum, lesson plans, and hands-on activities for teachers and students. Many of these resources are related to K-12 education, but some also apply to higher education.
Best Practices in Green Education (U.S. Green Building Council)
Eco-Schools USA (National Wildlife Federation)
Energy Education: Teach and Learn (K-12 energy-related lesson plans and activities, from the U.S. Department of Energy)
Energy Kids (U.S. Environmental Information Administration)
U.S. Green Schools Foundation: Education/Curriculum
It’s especially important for urban youth, who may never have spent any time outside of their neighborhoods or cities, to be given opportunities to explore and learn in nature/wilderness settings. At-risk youth can benefit greatly from outdoor learning experiences provided by wilderness programs such as Outward Bound, as well as farm-based programs like those offered by the Center for Land-Based Learning.
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