Educational Resources

Alliance to Save Energy
The PowerSave Schools program empowers students by educating them about energy efficiency through project-based curriculum, saving energy in schools and building pathways to green jobs.

Captain Planet Foundation
The Captain Planet Foundation Leadership Center bridges the Foundation's external programs, such as grants to support environmental education projects across the world, and its internal programs, including the Learning Gardens, Youth Planeteers Clubs and other demonstration projects. The Leadership Center shares the most effective curricula, techniques, approaches and strategies for empowering the next generation of Earth's caretakers.

The Center for Green Schools
At the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, we believe that everyone should have the ability to learn in a green school. Working directly with teachers, students, administrators, elected officials and communities, we create programs, resources and partnerships that transform all schools into healthy learning enviroments.

Involves seven steps that any school can adopt. Based on the elements of an environmental management program, the process involves a wide range of stakeholders but it is pupils who must play the most important role. Although Eco-Schools may be awarded a Green Flag after a period, the process is on-going and schools must continue to work towards their objectives and re-apply for the award in the future.

Energy Action Coalition
The Campus Climate Challenge is a project of more than 30 leading youth organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Challenge leverages the power of young people to organize on college campuses and high schools across Canada and the U.S. to win 100% Clean Energy policies at their schools. The Challenge is growing a generation-wide movement to stop global warming, by reducing the pollution from our high schools and colleges down to zero, and leading our society to a clean energy future.

EPA Teaching Center
This site is for both formal and nonformal educators who wish to teach about the environment. It offers background information on a variety of topics, lesson plans, and activities that work in and out of the classroom. You will also find information on workshops, conferences, grants, awards and a variety of other information that will assist you in your educational goals whether you teach in a traditional classroom setting, an outdoor classroom, a community center or in your home.

Green Teacher
A non-profit organization which publishes resources to help educators, both inside and outside of schools, to promote global and environmental awareness among young people from elementary through high school. The organization's primary activity is the publication of Green Teacher, a quarterly magazine full of teaching ideas from successful green educators. Each issue of Green Teacher offers perspectives on the role of education in creating a sustainable future, practical cross-curricular activities for various grade levels, and reviews of the latest teaching resources.

Go Green Initiative
Provides free resources to educate and generate ideas for ways to make your school greener. Free registration to all schools to become registered as a Go Green school. After completing registration, your school receives access to all the tools, training and funding opportunities you'll need to make your program a success. Once registered, you will be eligible for any funding opportunities in your area. As resources, grants and special events are available, you will be notified, so that your Go Green school can choose from an ever-increasing menu of options through the Go Green network.

Gulf of Mexico Curriculum
The Gulf of Mexico multidisciplinary curriculum was developed around the five main research areas of the Deep-C Consortium: geomorphology, geochemistry, ecology, physical oceanography, and modeling. Each module includes five cumulative lessons, background information on the topic, relevant supplementary reading materials, a glossary, and an assessment.

NASA's Climate Kids
A place to educate your children in weather & climate issues, water conservation, energy, plants & animals and technology while having fun.

National Energy Education Development Project
The NEED Project promotes an energy conscious and educated society by creating networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver energy education programs.

Power Shift Network
A grassroots coalition of student and youth environmental groups working together to protect our planet and our future. Through this united effort, thousands of youth have translated their concern into action by sharing resources, building coalitions, and challenging the limited mainstream definition of environmental issues.

Roots and Shoots
Create a service in your own community or participate in an ongoing campaign with the global Roots & Shoots network.

USPS Green Teams Education Kit
The Green Team Education Kit is an educator's guide to creating a class of conservationists. By uniting the class in active efforts to conserve and preserve, and dividing the class into independent teams to competitively promote earth-friendly practices, the Green Team will serve to establish and ingrain behaviors that we all must adopt to ensure the survival of our planet.
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