There are many reasons people migrate from one place to another, and some walk, drive, take trains, planes or boats
In small groups, students take on the role of real-world migrants and take turns in the “hot...
The Kermode, or spirit, bear in British Columbia
Acting as different stakeholders with various interests, students play a strategy game where they work in groups...
Modern landfill operation at Waimanalo Gulch, the municipal sanitary landfill for Honolulu
Role playing a city council meeting, students weigh various real-world economic, social, and environmental factors when siting...
Tokyo, one of the world's megacities, crowded at night
Students analyze data and images about three megacities, identifying challenges and benefits of growing urbanization, and then...
T-shirts that high school students examine to conduct a five-stage life cycle analysis
Students use guided research to perform a five-stage life cycle analysis on a t-shirt and brainstorm ways...
The great bag debate - paper bags versus plastic bags
Students conduct research either in favor of or against plastic bag bans and taxes, then debate their...
Electricity allows young Liberian men work at a computer station at Camp Clara during a five-day computer course
By taking on the role of a community member, students analyze how energy poverty impacts people living...
Students investigate U.S. wealth distribution and analyze historic documents related to the American Dream.
Sustainable Development Goals logo and partial list of goals
Students research and create a visual display summarizing a Sustainable Development Goal then consider the role of...

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64,000 educators trained
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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