Youth Resource Library

Youth Resource Library

The H-E-B/Central Market Youth Resource Library is an online listing of ready-made youth programs, lesson plans and templates available to replicate and implement in your community.

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Arbor Day

Tree Campus K–12 inspires the next generation of tree stewards through experiences that bring the benefits of trees to life both inside and outside the classroom. The program fosters positive connections between youth and the trees in their community and cultivates within its participants a lifelong respect for trees on a global scale.

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Don't mess with Texas® Darrel the Barrel Activity Book

Here’s a great family pastime you can do while staying safe at home. Download the mini Don’t mess with Texas Activity book and help Darrel the Barrel keep Texas colorful and clean. Teachers can even order a pack for their classroom.

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Texas Children in Nature

A network of organizations and individuals who want to reconnect children and families with nature for a healthier, happier and smarter Texas!.

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Nature Rocks

Texas Children in Natureis network of organizations and individuals who want to reconnect children and families with nature for a healthier, happier and smarter Texas! Nature Rocks is one way they connect families with partners that offer access to nature, educational programs or healthy events.

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C&NN - Green Schoolyards

Nature filled school grounds where children and families play and learn outdoors enhance community health

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Teacher Nurdle Kits Hit the Streets

Are you a teacher that teaches students about environmental issues? Then we have a kit just for you! It’s called a Teacher Nurdle Kit, and it has a curriculum for your students to learn about how plastics reach the ocean and all the materials needed for the teacher to explain the problems and solutions clearly.

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Center for Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools works with school decision makers, community volunteers, and leaders to drive progress.

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Eco-Schools USA

A green schools program combining effective green management of school grounds, facilities and curriculum.

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Green Apple Day of Service

Green Apple Day of Service is a unique moment to join schools across the world to celebrate the central role that schools playin preparing the next generation of leaders in sustainability. A school’s event is an opportunity to give students hands-on experience with sustainability, strengthening civic leadership, environmental literacy, and project management skills.

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Environmental Protection Agency

Information on a range of environmental topics, as well as the environmental laws and regulations.

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Farm to School

TDA’s statewide Farm to School initiative provides Texas schools with helpful resources for building relationships with local farms.

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Captain Planet

The CPF Institute supports educators and increases their capacity to involve students in investigating natural phenomena, solving problems, and making a difference.

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Pepsi Recycle Rally

A nationwide program for schools and students that helps make recycling easy, fun, and rewarding.

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REAL School Gardens

REAL School Gardens boosts academics with experiential outdoor lessons and giving back to communities.

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Sustainable Food Center

The SFC cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food.

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A program that rewards recycling and sustainability education, as well as providing feedback on personal habits.

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The Green Team

An educational program that empowers students and teachers to help the environment.

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NASA Climate Kids

This program provides educators with lesson plans on climate change to educate students about sustainability.

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PowerSave Schools

This program educates students about energy efficiency through project-based curriculum, saving energy in schools and building pathways to green jobs.

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Roots and Shoots

A youth service program to foster respect and compassion for all living things, beliefs, and cultures.

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Take Care of Texas Teacher Page

Lesson plans to help teachers inform students on how they can do their part to “Take Care of Texas.”

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Waste Management Educational Resources

“Info Sheets and website links for waste-related topics such as “Anatomy of a Landfill” and “Waste-to-Energy.”

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Education Green Ribbon Schools

A program to inspire schools and education institutions to reduce environmental impact and teach sustainability practices.

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Project Learning Tree Green Schools

Inspire students to take responsibility for improving the environment at their school, home and in their community.

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Keep Brownsville Beautiful Youth Advisory Board

Learn more about how Keep Brownsville Beautiful organizes their Youth Advisory Board, what duties are required, and what the board does.

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E-Talk Youtube Channel

Asvini Thivakaran received the Ruthe Jackson Youth Leadership Award from KTBl in 2018 for her environmental efforts. She recently created and launched an environmental educational YouTube channel called E-Talk (short for Environmental Talk) to educate the public about environmental issues

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