For many educators every day is a day to care for the earth and our environment. We also know it can be challenging to build these habits with students. Below you will find events happening in our community, articles that can inform your pedagogy, projects you can do with your students, and additional resources to make earth day great. Together we can find ways to help, understand and care for our planet!
Local Earth Day Events:
April 19, 10am-6pm: Earth Day Festival SF (U.N. Plaza/Civic Center)
April 21-25: Education Outside Earth Day Celebration (Participating Elementary and K-8 Schools) using SFPUC Water Curriculum
Earth Day Resources for Secondary Teachers and Students:
Energy Detectives: 3 lessons to explore energy in the classroom and how we use it (from Project Learning Tree and the US Department of Energy)
Teens Go Green! : Tips, Technique, Tools and Themes for YA Programming: a book by Valarie Colston
How Long Can You Go?: A Science Scope article with embedded lesson plan from NSTA
Footprint Calculator: How many planets does it take to support your lifestyle? Have students calculate their ecological footprint and reflect upon choices they make in their own life.
Green the Next Gen: SFUSD's Ecoliteracy website with many resources (Submit “Stories from the field” to firstname.lastname@example.org)