Beans used for modeling population growth
Students use beans to model population growth in several mystery countries while varying four key demographic factors....
Students hold poker chips representing resources in global resource comparison lesson
Acting as countries in a simulation game, students discuss how resources are inequitably distributed throughout the world...
Students examine their own values by considering various environmental dilemmas and evaluating how different reactions impact the...
Acting as store owners, students conduct a mini-census to identify their potential market and then use different...
Students identify ways that many factors in human society and the natural environment are interdependent by creating...
Fracking drill rig in a remote location on the prairie in a hay field with bales.
Students analyze information about fracking and their sources for bias and ultimately take a stance arguing for...
Students read a news article about local population growth and the resulting sprawl, create and write a...
Young child at a health clinic getting a check up
Through playing a board game, students are presented with various health-related scenarios that can hurt or help...
Everyday decisions about our how we use energy have an environmental impact to balance against personal choice
Students participate in a budgeting activity to weigh everyday actions against their environmental impact. Students will be...

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"The activities not only bring out important content, but they also provide real-world context for environmental, population and sustainability issues. They engage participants in very thought-provoking and critical-thinking discussions.”

Helen de la Maza, Environmental Educator, Irvine, CA