Students write, film and edit a short video that connects human population growth to one other global...
As the instructor reads a historic story, students add and extract items from a model ocean based...
Line graph displaying CO2 emissions and human population growth from 1750 to 2050
Students graph current carbon dioxide emissions and population growth over time and discuss trends they observe.
Students reaching for poker chips in Tragedy of the Commons simulation
In a simulation, students desiring to draw renewable resources from a common pool determine short-term consumption strategies...
Explores how the amount of carbon emitted and vulnerability to climate-related risks varies between countries.
Woman receiving vaccine from nurse
Representing different countries, students step forward or backward based on health conditions in their borders, to find...
Demonstration of water availability for middle and high students shows the limited amount of freshwater on Earth
Students observe a brief demonstration on the distribution of the world’s water and then calculate how much...
Unique format for compare wealth between the US, Central African Republic, and world that uses the sound of beans hitting a coffee can
Students compare wealth of the average person in the world to that of a person living in...
Photo of US History: Pumping water by hand in 1942 from the sole water supply in this section of Wilder, TN
Acting as presidents from various points in history, students compare U.S. demographic and environmental statistics.

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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