At Earth Day Network, we believe a critical step in creating a healthy and more sustainable future for this and future generations is to educate and prepare students to lead us. Education focusing on environmental issues is paramount to a sustainable future led by environmentally literate citizens. Environmental education is needed now more than ever, and we have found that existing school curriculum choices are insufficient.
That’s where we come in: Earth Day Network’s education program provides resources for educators, with environmental lesson plans to teach students about conservation, sustainability, environmental protections, climate science, climate change impacts, and more. Earth Day Network provides tools and curriculum for educators to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and motivation needed to become the next generation of environmental leaders. Our education resources include climate change lesson plans in an annual toolkit we prepare for Climate Education Week.
Climate Education Week
For every annual Climate Education Week, we help educators to teach climate change with our Climate Education Toolkit, which includes a range of curricula, lesson plans, educational activities, and films. Our primary and secondary education resources help teachers engage their students in environmental issues, including daily lesson plans for students from K-12, broken into age-appropriate lessons (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.) The education toolkit includes lessons, classroom discussion topics, films and videos, activities, reading materials, book suggestions, challenges, and more.
The Climate Education Toolkit for 2018 is a web-based, cross-disciplinary resource guide customized to coordinate with Earth Day Network’s End Plastic Pollution campaign. The toolkit provides a broad overview of the environmental issues surrounding the production, use, and disposal of plastic products and helps teachers incorporate environmental curriculum about plastic pollution into their lesson plans with a variety of age-appropriate lessons and activities. By understanding the complete life cycle of plastic products we use every day, we can begin to understand the impacts those products have on our climate, our environment, and our bodies.
We also provide college-level resources with MobilizeU, an international movement of concerned and active students and administrators uniting around their common interest of environmental action in support of a sustainable future for all. For Climate Education Week — and every week! — we create resources for educators to help students learn about the environmental challenges we face.
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