Ecology for Educators and Students
We all make choices that affect the environment we depend upon, and cumulatively they add up to big effects. Ecology provides environmental education materials for classroom teachers and students’ research, community educators’ programs and for individuals choosing to make a difference. Learn what you can do...and have fun!
- Classroom Educators - Ecology provides science-based, interdisciplinary environmental education curricula and award-winning materials. These quality environmental education resources teach problem solving and critical thinking for students. Ecology also offers accessible databases and research links.
Interdisciplinary curricula include Cool School Challenge, Hazards on the Homefront, A-Way with Waste, Discover Wetlands, The Estuary Guide, Project WET, and Healthy Water, Healthy People (water quality monitoring).
Teacher Workshops: Dates and Locations - A calendar of workshops, conferences, and other events oriented toward environmental educators.
- Students - Check out the student pages for everything from fun facts and learning, to real science research, maps and resources, and even jobs for youth and green jobs training to help you and the environment.
- Community Leaders / Adults - Ecology provides materials to assist non-formal educators and local government programs. Many of these can be customized to include local information. These materials are useful for community outreach and adult audiences.
- What You Can Do - Individuals make a big difference in each of our daily roles; as concerned citizens, as parents, homeowners or vehicle owners. Everyone can make a difference! Links to Ecology pages with ideas about what you can do to protect our environment.
Look up environmental education activities aligned to GLEs
Helping schools to find safer alternatives to reduce, or even eliminate the use of toxic metals
Make a pledge to help slow climate change
Clean water campaign to help people change behaviors that pollute Washington's lakes, rivers, wetlands and marine waters.
Learn more about global warming in Washington State
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