A child receiving a vaccine by injection.
Health background reading: Explore how stresses to our global environment affect public health and nature’s potential to...
An Indian woman drawing water from a well while her children wait beside her.
Water resources background reading: The demand for fresh water increases as our population grows, yet many around...
Pile of garbage in landfill with birds flying overhead
Solid waste background reading: How do we deal with the growing problem of solid waste? This reading...
An Algerian woman measures the blood pressure of a woman who has recently given birth.
Global status of women background reading: Gender discrimination hurts women, their families and their communities. Read about...
Map of world showing global population size in 1523; From 'World Population' video
Watch human population grow from 1 CE to present and see projected growth in under six minutes....
Through a short-story and discussion about teen pregnancy, and by interpreting a graph about global literacy and...
Through an article, video, simulation game, and small group research, students explore factors that influence women’s fertility...
US Capitol building
Students create a population density map of U.S. population over time, from 1800 to today.
The average American generates 4.4 pounds of solid waste each day
Six cards that compare resource use in the United States and worldwide.

PopEd Impact

64,000 educators trained
325 college
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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