A simulation and gardening lab that gives students hands-on experience with the effects of increasing population density.
Screenshot of video lesson plan "For the Common Good" showing beads representing fish populations
Students estimate a fish population (using goldfish crackers on a flat surface) by sampling.
Child's hand print cut out of construction paper for the Earth Day lesson, Lend a Hand to the Earth
Students create handprint art and write an action they will take to protect the environment.
Students identify items presented to them as needs or wants and create a collage of images. (Distance...
Single person standing with palm trees
Students read (or listen to) the short story, From Island to Island, then create a play or perform...
Students act as animals trying to survive by collecting essential habitat services - water, soil, shelter, space,...
Group of students working together and sharing a moment after making a difference in their community
Students read and discuss a story about people coming together to help one another, and then work...
Unit for elementary grades covers how humans create waste and impact the environment
An elementary-level reading on the creation and disposal of solid waste.
Unit for elementary grades covers how humans use the Earth's resources
An elementary-level reading that addresses renewable and non-renewable resources.

PopEd Impact

64,000 educators trained
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32,000 workshops conducted

"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