Our lesson series are designed to provide teachers with the confidence and resources to advance environmental literacy in their classrooms. This summer, we invite 3rd–5th grade teachers to pilot one or more of our lesson series.
CAELI Community-Based Partner Hub
The CAELI Community-Based Partner Hub is a portal that connects K–12 teachers and administrators to environmental education community-based partners and their programs. Find experiential learning opportunities for your students today!
Sustainable Food Consumption
From food industry’s carbon footprint to equitable access to healthy, affordable food, this month we focus on food consumption and its impact on our environment.
Crossword on Sustainable Food Consumption
Our food choices affect the size of our carbon footprint. To reduce our carbon footprint, we can eat less meat and animal-based foods and more protein-rich plant-based alternatives. Do this crossword on food consumption and the environment with your students.
Crossword on Chinook Salmon
Being a keystone species, Chinook salmon are vital to the biodiversity of their ecosystems. Test your students’ knowledge about salmon with this crossword puzzle.
Watersheds and Water Ecology
Watersheds sustain natural ecosystems and are important for the health and safety of our communities. This week we feature environmental education programs and resources on the impact of human activity on watersheds and ways to protect them.
The Story of Nimbus Fish Hatchery
This lesson series is about how the combination of human activity and climate change have affected the life cycle of salmon and what Nimbus Fish Hatchery is doing to mitigate these problems.
Crossword on Composting
Compost enriches soil and reduces the need for chemical fertilizers. Complete this crossword puzzle with your students to see how much they know about composting.
Food Waste and Composting
This week we focus on composting and how we can help our students understand its importance.
Crossword on Green Schools
Complete a crossword puzzle on green schools with your students.
Green Schools and a Teacher Interview
This week, we focus on green schools and what we can do to make schools sustainable and climate-ready.
Teaching “My Green School” in a First Grade Classroom
Alycia Prekaski is an elementary school teacher in CA. Being a teacher for over a decade, Alycia is always on the lookout for ways to help her students turn their concern for the Earth into concrete action. She found that the Green Guardians environmental literacy program did just that.