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Sustainability Education Handbook

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Service Learning Projects
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Description: Provides curriculum and teaching tools to customize existing curriculum, from Urban Options.
Cost: No
Time: Ongoing
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Topic: Sustainability
Grade:
Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

The Nature of Water Power

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Description: Hands-on curriculum from the Foundation for Water & Energy Education exploring the scientific and social links between the hydrologic cycle, rivers, and electricity.
Cost: No
Time: 1 Term
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Topic:
Water
Sustainability
Energy Conservation
Grade: Middle (6-8)

Renewables Are Ready (pdf)

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Description: A ninety-five-page guide from the Union of Concerned Scientists about teaching renewable energy in secondary school classrooms.
Cost: No
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Sustainability
Energy Conservation
Grade: High (9-12)

ClimateChangeEducation.Org

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Description: Portal Web site dedicated to educating readers on global warming, climate change, science, and solutions, and includes a resource directory.
Cost: No
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Air/Climate
Waste/Recycling
Sustainability
Energy Conservation
Grade:
Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

Green Hour: Activity List

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Description: Ideas from the National Wildlife Federation to teach kids the wonders of nature and environmental awareness as they have fun outdoors.
Cost: No
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Topic:
Water
Habitat/Ecosystems
WildLife
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Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)