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Focus on Climate Change – This Month’s PopEd Theme

At PopEd, we want to help equip your students, the future generation of leaders and voters, tackle the issue of… Read more »

4 Examples of Carrying Capacity: When a Population Hits Its Limit

We previously learned that carrying capacity, or the maximum number of individuals that an environment can sustain over time without… Read more »

Butterfly garden in elementary school yard

4 Eco-Projects with a Purpose that are Great for Elementary Students

We all know project-based learning has immense benefits for elementary students – it combines basic skills with higher order thinking… Read more »

What’s Normal: How Scientists Calculate Background Extinction Rate

You may be aware of the ominous term “The Sixth Extinction,” used widely by biologists and popularized in the eponymous… Read more »

April Flood, MVT 2018

An Interview with April Flood, Most Valuable Trainer 2018

Congratulations to April Flood for being this year’s Most Valuable Trainer! April has been working with PopEd to spread the… Read more »

Schematic of Alexander Cumming's 1775 patent for the S-trap

Earth’s Carrying Capacity Has Increased Over Time: Here’s How

Earth’s carrying capacity, the number of humans our planet can support, has been long debated and there is no clear… Read more »

Wind turbines in California

Real-world sustainable solutions: Preserving biodiversity, sustainable resource use, and protecting human rights

As our world continues to develop, the challenges we face become increasingly complex and interconnected. The World of 7 Billion… Read more »

The site of the Elk River, WV mining chemical spill in 2014.

Using a Life Cycle Analysis to Determine a Product’s Social Impact

We recently posted about the value of using a Life Cycle Analysis (or LCA) to examine the environmental impacts of… Read more »

What Factors Determine the Carrying Capacity of an Ecosystem?

Carrying capacity, or the maximum number of individuals that an environment can sustain over time without destroying or degrading the… Read more »

Ignite Middle Schoolers Curiosity with these 7 Eco-Projects for School or Home

Project-based learning is lauded as an effective way to educate students because of the various learning styles utilized. In middle… Read more »