Earth Day Resources:
Earth Day Network is a driving force steering environmental citizenship and year-round progressive action worldwide.
National Environmental Education Week increases the educational
impact of Earth Day by creating a full week of educational preparation,
learning, and activities in K-12 classrooms, nature centers, zoos,
museums, and aquariums.
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and
disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote
sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of
energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. The
Energy Kids website is student friendly and features energy calculators,
games, and energy information.
Energy Star Kids is an interactive student website
with games and activities that explain the Energy Star label and energy
efficiency. Includes several Lorax themed activities.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and
protect our climate through superior energy efficiency
NEED Project works with energy companies, agencies and organizations to
bring balanced energy programs to the nation's schools with a focus on
strong teacher professional development, timely and balanced curriculum
materials, signature program capabilities and turn-key program
Green Schools Resources:
Green Education Foundation (GEF), a non-profit organization, is
committed to creating a sustainable future through education. GEF
provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers
worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and
critically about global environmental concerns and solutions
Green Schools Initiative was founded in 2004 by
parent-environmentalists who were shocked by how un-environmental their
kids’ schools were and mobilized to improve the environmental health and
ecological sustainability of schools in the U.S.
vision for the U.S. Green Building Council is: green schools for
everyone within this generation. For this reason, we formed the Center
for Green Schools to expand our efforts to drive change in how we
design, construct and operate our schools and campuses so they will
enhance student learning experiences.
The Go Green Initiative is a simple, comprehensive program designed
to create a culture of environmental responsibility on school campuses
across the nation.
Pollinator Partnership is a source of pollinator information for
consumers, educators, producers, and farmers. The main mission is to
encourage the health of resident and migratory pollinating animals in
Monarch Watch is an educational outreach program based at the
University of Kansas that engages citizen scientists in large-scale
(biological) research projects.
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks celebrates the spirit of the
Ozarks through a series of expertly designed and intensively maintained
outdoor spaces and the unique timber-framed Totemeier Horticulture
National Wildlife Federation is a voice for wildlife, dedicated to
protecting wildlife and habitat and inspiring the future generation of
Journey North engages students and citizen scientists around the
globe in tracking wildlife migration and season change. Participants
share field observations across the northern hemisphere, exploring the
interrelated aspects of seasonal change.
School Garden Resources:
Life Lab is a national leader in farm- and garden-based education.
LifeLab teaches people to care for themselves, each other, and the world
through farm and garden-based programs.
National Gardening Association has a site devoted to gardening lesson
and activity ideas. The “Lesson and Activity Ideas Index” allows you to
browse lessons by concept, or search by keyword. The “Classroom
Projects” area of the site contains great project ideas, as well as
narratives explaining garden topics such as companion planting in an
easily understandable way.
Alice Waters started this project in Berkeley, California calling for
a “delicious revolution.” She says “When the hearts and minds of our
children are captured by a school lunch curriculum, enriched with
experience in the garden, sustainability will become the lens through
which they see the world.” Check out their “Resources” tab for
searchable lesson plan PDFs.
Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED) works with schools and
communities to raise awareness about healthy food, the role of Vermont
farms and farmers, and good nutrition. Many school garden and Farm to
School resources available including seasonal recipes for schools.
the Food System is a free downloadable curriculum covering food system
topics from field to plate for today’s modern classroom. The curriculum,
developed by former teachers and content experts, emphasizes the
relationships among food, public health, equity and the environment
USDA Team Nutrition resource ordering form to receive free handouts
and posters (including MyPlate posters) as well as nutrition education
and garden curriculum.
is a free government site for tracking your nutrition and
exercise. Helpful for finding nutrition information on your favorite
recipes or having students keep a diary of their food and exercise
habits for a few days and then record it via this site
Waste reduction Resources:
Recycle Something is a program of the City of Fayetteville. The
website provides information about what can be recycled in the city as
well as an introduction to Rooty, the Recycling Pig.
America Recycles Day is an annual event hosted eacy year on November
15th. It is a day to educate, celebrate, and most importantly recycle!
Register events and get resources on their website.
Keep America Beautiful believes that each of us holds an obligation
to preserve and protect our environment. Through our everyday actions,
we collectively have a huge impact on our world.
The Beaver Watershed Alliance was formed in 2010 to establish
programming to maintain high quality drinking water in Beaver Lake and
improve water quality on the Beaver Lake Watershed.
Water District programs are designed to educate children about drinking
water treatment and Beaver Lake watershed protection. Our easy-to-use
programs answer the question “Where does our drinking water come from
and why do we care?!”
The Illinois River Watershed Partnership is a diverse group who is striving to improve the water quality of the Illinois River.