Addressing Climate Change can be super hard, so WOURLD offers the opportunity for everyone to contribute with something that is simple and easy as a starting point. Who doesn't love trees?? Track how much carbon dioxide your tree removes from the atmosphere, and track your behaviors and add that to it as well while you learn about tree science and how trees help support our planet. Go check it out and get started at their main website here: www.itswourld.com
"It's a Bird" is a short graphic novel written by Christian Cooper and illustrated by Alitha E. Martinez. It introduces Jules, a Black teenage birder who receives a special pair of binoculars. "It's a Bird" addresses the intersectionality of environment and racism, and is published and free to download by DC Comics.
NAAEE convened a series of conversations with Affiliates around responding to COVID-19 as EE organizations. One of the key needs expressed in these conversations was development of a guidance document for schools that incorporates environmental education (EE), outdoor learning, outdoor classrooms, and EE programs and providers as strategies for reopening schools. eeGuidance for Reopening Schools provides Affiliates with a customizable guidance document and tools and resources for communications and promotion.
This online lesson plan, developed by the Orangutan Gang, allows teachers to mix and match four activities including fillable virtual worksheets, video discussions, and online research. Students of all educational levels can learn about orangutans and palm oil and design their own conservation projects through a virtual online classroom space.
Children who have developed meaningful relationships with the natural world at a young age often carry those experiences into adulthood. They display interest, respect and concern for the protection of nature, wildlife and landscapes This feature story describes the inherent value of nature education now and into the future, creating our new narrative, and collaborating with parents and teachers.
Paying attention to nature and how it is doing in and around local gardens, farms, and ranches.
An online pdf and printable Field Guide aimed at promoting and supporting observing, monitoring, and citizen science around the ecological health of foodsheds and surrounding ecosystems. See latest versions at: www.HCFS.org under Publications
Teaching EE college courses or professional development workshops online? Here's a resource for you. The Professional Development of Environmental Educators: Guidelines for Excellence Online Module provides lesson plans, videos/PowerPoint presentations, and handouts ready for you to use in your college course or professional development workshop. It provides a step-by-step introduction to NAAEE's Professional Development of Environmental Educators: Guidelines for Excellence. The module begins with a general welcome session, and then moves into an investigation of the six Guidelines Themes. Finally, participants complete a Self-Assessment and create their own professional development plan.