This week we feature a number of professional learning opportunities to help you advance environmental literacy in your classroom.
Bananas About Bananas
Through readings, activities and discussions, students trace the journey of bananas from farm to home and beyond, consider its environmental impact, and envision a greener journey.
Crossword on Air Pollution
Air pollution poses a huge threat to public health. Solve this crossword puzzle with your students to get familiar with key concepts and terms.
Clean Air, Nature Detectives, Tough Choices, and Summer Pilot!
Fifty two years ago, the United States Congress passed the 1970 Clean Air Act. Since then, it has reduced and controlled air pollution nationwide. This week we explore how we can improve air quality, keep the vulnerable safe, and ensure clean air for all.
Green Guardians K–5 Environmental Literacy Curriculum
Green Guardians lesson series are the only plug-and-play curriculum materials designed for elementary grades that cover core subjects through an environmental and climate change lens.
A Peek into Composting
Students explore the idea of “composting” as a way to recycle organic waste. They define compost, talk about what can and cannot be composted, and learn how they can help reduce waste sent to the landfill by turning certain food scraps into homemade fertilizer.
Crossword on Our Oceans
Do you know that the oceans are home to the most diverse living things on Earth? Solve this crossword puzzle to learn about marine ecosystems and the threats facing our oceans today.
National Oceans Month, Climate Change and Our Oceans, and Summer Pilot!
To raise awareness about the key role the oceans play in our lives, the United Nations designated June 8 as International World Oceans Day. As of 2022, the U.S. has proclaimed June as National Oceans Month. This week we look at ways we can promote interest in and sustainability of our oceans.
Green Guardians’ Lesson Series Summer Pilot
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.
Climate Change and Our Oceans
Students learn about climate change and the oceans. A whale watching trip opens Luna’s eyes to the effects of climate change on gray whales. That weekend, she and her friends visit the local aquarium to tour a special exhibit on climate change.