Earth Day began as a teaching exercise, and environmental education is still a main goal of the day. Incorporate the movement into your curriculum and fulfill the mission that began 50 years ago.
Reading is always a great way to kickstart a love for the outdoors and our Reading List is a great way to kickstart the kickstart; an educator-specific reading list appears below. Check it out, and if we have forgotten your absolute favorite, send us an update on the sign-in form.
Here are a few earth science programs perfect for introducing an Earth Day theme to the classroom:
Project Wet: Water Education for Teachers. And we mean “teachers” in the broadest sense of the word. Our curriculum materials are designed for educators of all kinds—from classroom teachers and informal educators like scout troop leaders and nature center interpreters to parents and other family members.
Project WILD: Project WILD's mission is to help students learn how to think, not what to think, about wildlife and the environment. All curriculum materials are backed by sound educational practices and theory, and represent the work of many professionals within the fields of education and natural resource management from across the country.
Project Learning Tree: Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.