Bluefin tuna, whose overfishing is the subject of the reading.
Oceans case study reading: Overfishing of tuna to satiate fish and sushi eaters worldwide has caused all...
Rich and poor case study reading: There are already great inventions for reducing global poverty. Now, they...
A polar bear on a melting ice cap in the Arctic.
Climate change background reading: An overview of how human activities have increased greenhouse gas emissions, the many...
A fishing net caught on ocean reefs at the bottom of the ocean near the Danguan Island in the Philippines.
Biodiversity background reading: This overview explores why biodiversity is important and what trends are threatening so many...
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...

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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