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Yosemite Institute

Resource Type:
Field Trip
Service Learning Projects
Description: Since 1971, the Yosemite Institute has provided award-winning residential outdoor-education programs in Yosemite National Park for K-12 school groups. Featuring experiential and inquiry-based experiences, its Field Science Education programs create rewarding life experiences for students and adults. Programs are customized for group needs and are aligned with state education standards.
Cost: Yes
Time:
State: California
Topic:
Air/Climate
Energy Conservation
Habitat/Ecosystems
Sustainability
Waste/Recycling
Water
Wildlife
Grade:
Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

Olympic Park Institute

Resource Type:
Field Trip
Service Learning Projects
Description: The Olympic Park Institute provides residential environmental science education programs for school groups in grades 4-12 in Washington's Olympic National Park. Offered in partnership with the park, its programs provide experiential and inquiry-based learning experiences.
Cost: Yes
Time:
State: Washington
Topic:
Air/Climate
Energy Conservation
Habitat/Ecosystems
Sustainability
Waste/Recycling
Water
Wildlife
Grade:
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

Headlands Institute

Resource Type:
Field Trip
Service Learning Projects
Resource List
Description: Since 1977, the Headlands Institute has provided daylong and residential programs in environmental science education in the Marin Headlands, just north of San Francisco, for K-12 school groups. Programs, offered in partnership with the National Park Service, provide experiential and inquiry-based learning experiences customized for a group's needs and aligned with state education standards.
Cost: Yes
Time:
State: California
Topic:
Air/Climate
Energy Conservation
Habitat/Ecosystems
Sustainability
Waste/Recycling
Water
Wildlife
Grade:
Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

Meet the Greens

Resource Type:
Green Design Projects
Online Tool
Resource List
Description: This site from the WGBH Educational Foundation about sustainability and green living encourages kids to make informed choices and meaningful changes. Through animated episodic adventures, a blog, kids' mail, and regular updates, it explore green living, sustainability, ecology, environmental care, and social equity.
Cost: No
Time: Ongoing
State:
Topic:
Air/Climate
Energy Conservation
Habitat/Ecosystems
Sustainability
Waste/Recycling
Water
Wildlife
Grade: Middle (6-8)

Olympic Park Institute

Resource Type:
Curriculum
Field Trip
Service Learning Projects
Description: This Washington State facility provides weeklong field-science programs for school groups from across the country in which students investigate the natural world to develop science and critical-thinking skills.
Cost: Yes
Time: 1 Week
State: Washington
Topic:
Air/Climate
Energy Conservation
Habitat/Ecosystems
Sustainability
Waste/Recycling
Water
Wildlife
Grade:
Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)