Your Back-to-School E-STEM Resource Guide


Your Back-to-School E-STEM Resource Guide

Enjoy this useful compilation of "back to school" treasures that will enrich your classroom or program, engage curious minds, and ignite a spark for scientific exploration—all provided at no cost to you. Whether you're a seasoned teacher or an aspiring environmental educator, get ready to discover a wealth of captivating lesson plans and resources that will make this academic year an unforgettable journey of environmental STEM learning and discovery. 

E-STEM Curriculum

  1. Project Learning Tree (PLT): Pollution Science Projects
  2. CLEAN Project: Climate and Energy Education Collection
  3. Resilient Educator: STEM Projects That Tackle Real-World Problems
  4. National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF): Greening STEM Activities
  5. Teach Engineering: Environmental Engineering Unit
  6. Science Buddies: Environmental Education STEM Project Roundup

Other Resources

  1. Spark 101: 10-minute case study videos on all things STEM! Account required, but there is no cost.
  2. NEEF Idea Journal: Prompts and suggestions for developing learning activities.
  3. Teachers Pay Teachers: Activities and lesson materials designed by experienced educators. An account is required. There is no fee to create an account, but some providers may charge a fee for their materials.
  4. Resources 4 Rethinking:  Sustainability-themed lessons reviewed and prepared by educators.

Which activity are you most excited to try? Please tell us in the comments and don't hesitate to add more of your favorite resources or activities for other readers!

About the Writer

Allison Martin is a dedicated professional whose journey in environmental interpretation began in 2008. With a passion for education, she transitioned to becoming a water and waste education program manager and curriculum specialist. In November 2021, she founded Blueblossom Consulting. Through her venture, Allison is committed to strengtheninging organizations, municipalities, and school districts to enhance their environmental education programs and services. She is also a co-moderator for the E-STEM Education eePRO Group.

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