Environmental Literacy Resources

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Come camp with some wild turkeys!

Heartwood Institute is a breathtaking setting with a pool, sublime food, and beautiful wildlife everywhere. We’ve got workshops on nature journaling, permaculture, and lots of outdoor space. Learn some strategies and unwind into the summer.  Register here
John Muir Laws is our go-to resource for nature journaling inspiration. See his website here.
Need to buy journals for your class? We like this company with affordable, spiral bound art paper.  Sketch for Schools
Ten Strands vision: a world where everyone understands and experiences the interrelatedness of people and place; where all students have access to high-quality education with an environmental component; and where all people have the knowledge, awareness, and ability to make decisions that promote health and wellbeing for themselves and their communities.
BIG IDEAS = Food Systems lessons for elementary grades from Ecoliteracy.org–get ready to be inspired.
Education and Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum is free and integrates multiple subjects.  Check out their menu of lessons and watch a short training video to become eligible to receive free printed copies.
Ecological Literacy is a primer in systems thinking from leaders in the field, addressing how we teach children their place in nature.

 

Into the Field celebrates place-based learning and provides practical lessons for our outdoor communities.

The BEETLES Project

U.C. Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science brings us the BEETLES Project: A resource for formal and non-formal educators to support teaching kids outdoors. Check out their publication with strategies for engaging and managing students in the outdoors.  You can also sign up to receive their latest blog posts.

THE GREEN BOX

a new 3rd edition, coming soon

Revisit this classic resource of “grab and go” lessons developed by Humboldt County Office of Education along with local educators from 1975-1989.

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