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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Environmental Education

How can educators, students, schools, and communities go green? Learn about sustainability, conservation, and other earth-friendly practices and curricula.

Outdoor and Environmental Education: Resource Roundup

Looking for resources for teaching about the environment, examples of environmental action projects, or ways to take learning outside? You’ve come to the right place. Explore our list of curated resources for these green approaches to integrated studies.

From Modern Farm to Sustainable Table: Teaching STEM and Humanities with Authenticity

Follow a ninth grade interdisciplinary PBL class from an on-site sustainability study through designing hydroponic gardens, growing food, and an Iron Chef cook-off.

Expansive Classrooms: Taking Learning Outside

Two Canadian experiential leadership programs usher students into the great outdoors to pique their academic curiosity while enhancing their physical and mental health.

For Earth Day and Beyond: Focus on Environmental Action Projects

Explore exciting projects to teach students about Earth Day and caring for the environment.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: School Gardens

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Outdoor and Environmental Education: Resource Roundup

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Five-Minute Film Festival: School Gardens

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Five-Minute Film Festival: School Gardens

This video playlist goes outdoors to check out school gardens around the country. School gardens provide great green lessons about cooperation, sustainability, and stewardship of the earth.

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NatureMapping: Tips and Resources

Helpful hints from NatureMapping on a variety of topics, including starting a program, assessing your program, and best practices for mentoring relationships.

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The Ratzel Room Daily: Encouraging Kids to Think About Science in the Real World

An interview with Marsha Ratzel, middle school earth science and social studies teacher who shares some innovative ideas for integrating Paper.li and Twitter to teach critical thinking and information literacy.

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Earth Day Challenge: Making Teacher Innovation Sustainable

Blogger Suzie Boss describes how simple things like turning off lights, turning down heat, and recycling can reduce a school’s carbon footprint.

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Snapshots of Innovation: Travels With Chen (After Steinbeck's Travels with Charley)

Milton Chen, Edutopia's executive director emeritus, offers a glimpse into some exciting developments in public education.

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Wind Power Project Offers a New Spin for Students

Wind Power Project Offers a New Spin for Misbehaving Students: How one teacher tackles sustainability, recycling, and renewable energy with a tin of baked beans

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Academies Raise the Bar at a Comprehensive High School
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Academies Raise the Bar at a Comprehensive High School

Focusing on careers in green energy and manufacturing technology improves attendance and test scores at Laguna Creek High School in Elk Grove, California.

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How to Grow an Engaging Learning Environment

As the school garden movement continues to grow, Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss suggests it's worth taking a closer look at the strategies that are yielding positive results.

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Reading, Writing, Recycling: One Oregon School Is Making the Planet a Better Place

At Clackamas High School, green ideals infuse the curricula, the building, and, most importantly, the students.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd, but you can teach your students about sustainability and environmental stewardship all year round. It doesn't take much for kids to feel like they can make a difference for our planet, inspiring them to be life-long environmentalists.

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A Learning Space for Learning About Space

A charter school in the Mojave Desert charts the heavens.

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Middle School Students Grow Their Own Lunch

Berkeley's curriculum-based Edible Schoolyard gardening program connects students with the Earth.

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From Modern Farm to Sustainable Table: Teaching STEM and Humanities with Authenticity

Follow a ninth grade interdisciplinary PBL class from an on-site sustainability study through designing hydroponic gardens, growing food, and an Iron Chef cook-off.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: School Gardens

This video playlist goes outdoors to check out school gardens around the country. School gardens provide great green lessons about cooperation, sustainability, and stewardship of the earth.

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