Black rhinoceros
Students research an endangered species and then create an informational report and a poster to inform others...
Elementary students can turn trash into treasure by reusing old items in the classroom activity Waste Not Want Not
Students identify ways to reduce solid waste by reusing items that might be disposed of in a...
Unit for elementary grades covers population density
An elementary-level reading that discusses our needs for personal and ecological space.
Students build compost bins in 2-liter bottles to compare the breakdown of organic and inorganic materials
Students gather materials and observe if and how they decompose over time in a natural setting. Students...
Students weigh their lunch waste every day for a week and then employ strategies to decrease their waste footprint
Students track their lunch waste every day for a week and test strategies for reducing the amount...
Kindergarten student builds a word web and connects more people with more cars
Students construct a word web to show the possible cause and effect relationships of a growing population....
Unit for elementary grades covers the balance of people on the planet with Earth's resources
An elementary-level reading that addresses carrying capacity.
Unit for elementary grades covers how people's basic needs are meet
An elementary-level reading that describes the basic needs for all people.
Colorful hands lift up for the Earth and young students learn how they can be stewards of the planet
A primer for young learners to be used as an introduction to population themes and concepts.

PopEd Impact

64,000 educators trained
325 college
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