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Environmental Education: Home

Guide to environmental education resources and curricula for teachers and teachers in training. Includes subject specific resources.

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Environmental education covers a broad range of topics from recycling and pollution to natural resources and wildlife. Environmental education programs target all ages from preschool children to graduate students. This guide focuses on resources for teaching K-12 students about the environmental effects of pollution and waste and strategies for improving the environment. It also includes some industrial chemistry resources.

This reference guide includes links to classroom activities, background and policy information, standards, and reference sources that teachers can use to develop their own environmental education lesson plans. Because the scope of the topic is so broad, this is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Rather, it is designed to give you some places to start looking for resources. Information to help you continue your research at your local library is included at the end of the guide.

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