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The Secrets of the Forest series was written with 2 main purposes in mind. 1. To offer parents, teachers, scout leaders, and outdoor educators a guide to engage their students in Nature . . . at a time when our young ones so desperately need this connection, as does Nature itself. 2) To win over a new generation of environmental advocates who will look after this world.

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This free 4-day high school unit introduces students to climate science, scientific modeling, citizen science, and plant phenology. The unit builds students’ understanding of not only the climate's impact on Michigan's agriculture, economy, and citizens, but also their own impact on the climate.

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This free ten day unit introduces students to plant growth and climate change concepts, current forest ecology research methods, and how climate change can impact forests. The unit builds students’ understanding of the impact climate has on tree growth and forests, and also the impact humans have on climate.

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Beyond Doom and Gloom: Engage in Climate and Energy Solutions is a timely, no cost learning prototype for higher education faculty and high school teachers. This resource is offered by the Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS), which includes 45 organizations such as the Society for Conservation Biology, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Psychological Association, American Academy of Religion and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.

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Six people wading knee-deep in water, near young, thin trees. A woman is placing a fluorescent green biocube into the water.
Educators placing a biocube in Fort Pierce, Fla.
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How much life can your students find in one cubic foot? Help your classes explore the biodiversity around them with this biology project from Smithsonian. The website includes instructions for making your own cubic-foot sampling tool, and collecting and sharing biodiversity data and photos.

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FoodSpan
FoodSpan
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FoodSpan is a free high school curriculum developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future about food and how it gets from farms to forks. Features include: 17 inquiry-based lesson plans, 2 short films, and 100+ activities and extensions that can serve as homework assignments or group projects. FoodSpan lessons are aligned to national education standards, relevant to students’ lived experiences, easy-to-use, and customizable. Educators can choose to work through the entire curriculum or teach stand-alone lessons on topics of interest like food waste, agroecology, or climate change.

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Environmental Issues Forums (EIF) is an NAAEE initiative designed to promote meaningful, productive deliberation about difficult issues that affect the environment and communities. This high school level teacher's guide provides an introduction to the EIF issue guide Climate Choices: How Should We Meet the Challenges of a Warming Planet? Using Climate Choices offers an opportunity for teachers and students to use a deliberative process to consider our climate choices. This resource provides background information on deliberation, how to use Climate Choices in the classroom, and material to help teachers moderate a forum with students. It also includes resources on teaching about climate change issues. For more about Environmental Issues Forums (EIF), visit naaee.org/eif

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Environmental Issues Forums (EIF) is an NAAEE initiative designed to promote meaningful, productive deliberation about difficult issues that affect the environment and communities. This middle school level teacher's guide provides an introduction to the EIF issue guide Climate Choices: How Should We Meet the Challenges of a Warming Planet? Using Climate Choices offers an opportunity for teachers and students to use a deliberative process to consider our climate choices. This resource provides background information on deliberation, how to use Climate Choices in the classroom, and material to help teachers moderate a forum with students. It also includes resources on teaching about climate change issues.

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